Elyot, Thomas
(ca. 1490-1546)
   English author and diplomat, a major figure in English cultural life during the reign of Henry VIII. Elyot was educated in law at the Inns of Court and won the patronage of Henry's principal government minister, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey. About 1523 he became clerk of the royal council, and in 1530 he was knighted. His most famous work, The Boke Named the Governor (1531), articulated the values of a successful ruling class and argued that a good classical education was the best way for a youth to prepare for a life of service to the ruler.

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  • Elyot — Sir Thomas Elyot in einer Zeichnung von Hans Holbein d.J. Sir Thomas Elyot (* um 1490 in Wiltshire; † 20. März 1546 in Carleton (Cambridgeshire)) war ein humanistischer englischer Schriftsteller. .1531 erschien sein wichtigstes Werk The book… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • Thomas Elyot — Sir Thomas Elyot (c. 1490 ndash; March 26, 1546), was an English diplomat and scholar.Thomas was the child of Sir Richard Elyot s first marriage with Alice De la Mare, but neither the date nor place of his birth is accurately known. Anthony Wood… …   Wikipedia

  • Thomas Elyot — Sir Thomas Elyot in einer Zeichnung von Hans Holbein d.J. Sir Thomas Elyot (* um 1490 in Wiltshire; † 20. März 1546 in Carleton (Cambridgeshire)) war ein humanistischer englischer Schriftsteller. .1531 erschien sein wichtigstes Werk The book… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Elyot, Sir Thomas — ▪ British author born c. 1490 died March 26, 1546, Carleton, Cambridgeshire, Eng.       English author and administrator, memorable for his championship and use of English prose for subjects then customarily treated in Latin. Both as a… …   Universalium

  • Elyot — /el ee euht, el yeuht/, n. Sir Thomas, c1490 1546, English scholar and diplomat. * * * elyot obs. form of Helot …   Useful english dictionary

  • Elyot — biographical name Sir Thomas 1490? 1546 English scholar & diplomat …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Elyot — /el ee euht, el yeuht/, n. Sir Thomas, c1490 1546, English scholar and diplomat. * * * …   Universalium

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