Camden, William
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English historian and antiquarian. Born London 2. 5. 1551, son of the painter Sampson C., died 9. 11. 1623 at Chislehurst, Kent. Attended the famous St. Paul’s School in London. Studied at Oxford from 1566. Extended tour abroad in 1571. From 1575, Second Master (Usher) of Westminster School in London. Also researching English antiquities in libraries, archives and surveys. Headmaster of Winchester College 1593. 1597 Clarenceux King of A…

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Schnapp, Alain, “Camden, William”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 6 : History of classical Scholarship - A Biographical Dictionary, English edition by Chad M. Schroeder (2014). Original German-language edition: Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften: Biographisches Lexikon. Herausgegeven von Peter Kuhlmann und Helmuth Schneider. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 1. Staffel, herausgegeben von Hubert Cancik, Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 6. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2012). Consulted online on 22 February 2019 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004245938, 20131209

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