Evelyn, John

Evelyn, John
(31 oct. 1620, Wotton, Surrey, Inglaterra–27 feb. 1706, Wotton).

Escritor británico. Caballero de provincia proveniente de una familia terrateniente adinerada, escribió unos 30 libros sobre las bellas artes, la silvicultura y temas religiosos. Su Diario (publicado en 1818), que llevó desde 1631 hasta 1706, es una fuente de información inapreciable sobre la vida social, cultural, religiosa y política del s. XVII. Su obra Vida de la Sra. Godolphin (publicada en 1847) es una de las biografías más conmovedoras del s. XVII.

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Evelyn, John — born Oct. 31, 1620, Wotton, Surrey, Eng. died Feb. 27, 1706, Wotton British writer. A country gentleman from a wealthy landowning family, he wrote some 30 books on the fine arts, forestry, and religious topics. His Diary (published 1818), which… …   Universalium

  • Evelyn, John — (1620–1706)    Historian and Theologian.    Evelyn was a native of Surrey and was educated at the University of Oxford. During the English Civil War, he served in the Royalist army and then lived first abroad and then in retirement during the… …   Who’s Who in Christianity

  • Evelyn,John — Eve·lyn (ēvʹlĭn, ĕvʹ ), John. 1620 1706. English writer whose Diary, published in 1818, is a valuable historical record of his times. * * * …   Universalium

  • EVELYN, JOHN —    an English writer, born at Wotton, Surrey; travelled in France and Italy during the Civil War, where he devoted much time to gardening and the study of trees; was author of a celebrated work, entitled Sylva; or, A Discourse of Forest Trees, &c …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Evelyn, John — (1620 1706)    Diarist, and miscellaneous writer, was of an old Surrey family, and was ed. at a school at Lewes and at Oxf. He travelled much on the Continent, seeing all that was best worth seeing in the way of galleries and collections, both… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • Evelyn John Webb-Carter — Major General Sir Evelyn John Webb Carter KCVO OBE was the last Colonel of The Regiment of The Duke of Wellington s Regiment (West Riding), (1999 2006), before their amalgamation into the Yorkshire Regiment, 3rd Battalion (Duke of Wellington s).… …   Wikipedia

  • John Evelyn — (31 October 1620 – 27 February 1706) was an English writer, gardener and diarist.Evelyn s diaries are largely contemporaneous with those of the other noted diarist of the time, Samuel Pepys, and cast considerable light on the art, culture and… …   Wikipedia

  • John Evelyn — John Evelyn, écrivain anglais du XVIIe siècle. John Evelyn (né le 31 octobre 1620 à Wotton dans le Surrey et mort le 27 février 1706 à Londres) est un écrivain, paysagiste et mémorialiste anglais qui entretint une correspondance suivie avec …   Wikipédia en Français

  • John Evelyn — John Evelyn. John Evelyn (* 31. Oktober 1620 in Wotton, Surrey; † 27. Februar 1706 ebenda) war ein englischer Autor, Architekt und Gartenbauer. Inhaltsverzeichnis …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • John Benbow — in 1701, by Sir Godfrey Kneller. He holds a simple officer s hanger.[1] …   Wikipedia

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