John Harington 1561-1612

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Sir John HARINGTON 1561-1612

Biographical Note

Of Kelston, near Bath; son of John Harington (c.1517–1582). Educated at King's College, Cambridge, BA 1578, MA 1581. Courtier, author and translator, Harington is best known for producing the first complete translation of Ludovico Ariosto's epic romance poem Orlando Furioso into English and for his work A New Discourse of a Stale Subject, called the Metamorphosis of Ajax (1596).


Booklists survive which show that he had a sizeable library, including many plays.