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John Donne
b. 1572 – d. March 31, 1631 • Poet
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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
Donne, John
Donne, John (1571/2–1631), *Metaphysical poet and Dean of *St Paul’s. He was a member of a RC family, his mother being the sister of the *Jesuit missionary priest Jasper Heywood, and a granddaughter of a sister of Sir Thomas *More. He entered Hart Hall, Oxford, in 1584 and possibly studied after this
Compton’s Encyclopedia
Donne, John
Donne, John(1572–1631). The clergyman John Donne was one of the most gifted poets in English literature. His work had great influence on poets of the 17th and 20th centuries.Donne was born in 1572 in London to wealthy parents. He was raised as a Roman Catholic, which was unusual because England was
The Westminster Dictionary of Theologians
Donne, John
Donne, John (1572–1631). English poet, considered the most illustrious representative of metaphysical poetry and later the best exponent of English religious oratory in the seventeenth century. Born of a Catholic family, he was educated in the faith of his ancestors. During the 1590s, he studied theology
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John Donne
PoetsJohn DonnePoet of God’s love“Death, be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so.”“Lo,” preached the newly ordained minister, quoting the Book of Lamentations at the funeral of his wife, “I am the man that hath seen affliction.”Indeed, from the
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Donne, John
Donne, John (1572–1631)English poet and preacher; dean of St. Paul’s Cathedral in LondonBorn into a Roman Catholic family at a time when anti-Catholic feeling in England was high, Donne nevertheless was able to attend Oxford and Cambridge. He studied law at Lincoln’s Inn, London, but never took a degree