Crichton, James

Crichton, James
(ago. 1560, Eliock House, Dumfries, Escocia–jul. 1582, Mantua, Mantua).

Estudioso y aventurero escocés. Se graduó en la Universidad de St. Andrews y se hizo un nombre en los círculos doctos de toda Europa. Entró al servicio del duque de Mantua, pero fue asesinado durante una reyerta callejera cuando apenas contaba 21 años. Reputado como excelente orador, polemista, lingüista y hombre de letras, se lo consideró el modelo del caballero instruido escocés, aunque probablemente sus admiradores exageraban sus cualidades. Más tarde llegó a ser conocido como "el admirable Crichton.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Crichton, James — born August 1560, Eliock House, Dumfries, Scot. died July 1582, Mantua, Mantua Scottish scholar and adventurer. After graduating from the University of St. Andrews, he publicly distinguished himself in Europe in learned activities. He entered the …   Universalium

  • CRICHTON, JAMES —    surnamed The Admirable, a Scotchman of gentle, even noble birth, educated at St. Andrews, had George Buchanan for tutor; early developed the most extraordinary gifts of both body and mind; travelled to Paris, Rome, Venice, Milan, and Mantua;… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

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  • James Crichton — For the JM Barrie play, see The Admirable Crichton For James Crichton, the recipient of the Victoria Cross, see James Crichton (VC) The Admirable Crichton, as depicted in English Travellers of the Renaissance, a 1914 publication by Clare Howard …   Wikipedia

  • James — /jaymz/, n. 1. Also called James the Great. one of the 12 apostles, the son of Zebedee and brother of the apostle John. Matt. 4:21. 2. the person identified in Gal. 1:19 as a brother of Jesus: probably the author of the Epistle of St. James. 3.… …   Universalium

  • James II of Scotland — James II King of Scots Reign 21 February 1437 – 3 August 1460 Coronation 1437 Predecessor James I Successor …   Wikipedia

  • Crichton Castle — is a ruined castle situated at the head of the River Tyne, near the village of Crichton, Midlothian, Scotland. The castle lies two miles south of the village of Pathhead, and the same distance east of Gorebridge, at 55°50′28″N 2°59′22″W /  …   Wikipedia

  • Crichton Collegiate Church — is situated about 0.6 miles (0.97 km) south west of the hamlet of Crichton in Midlothian, Scotland. Crichton itself is 1.4 miles (2.3 km) west of Pathhead and 7.5 miles (12.1 km) south of Scotland s capital city, Edinburgh. The… …   Wikipedia

  • Crichton —    CRICHTON, a parish, in the county of Edinburgh; including the village of Pathhead, and part of Faladam, and containing 1384 inhabitants, of whom 122 are in the village of Crichton, 2 miles (S.) from Ford. This place is of considerable… …   A Topographical dictionary of Scotland

  • James Crichton — l Admirable Crichton (1560 1582), gentilhomme écossais, né dans le comté de Perth, d une famille alliée à celle des Stuarts. Il excellait dans tous les exercices de l esprit et du corps, ce qui le fit surnommer l Admirable. Il vint à Paris à 20… …   Wikipédia en Français

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