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RICHARD KNOLLES (c. 1545-1610)

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Originally appearing in Volume V15, Page 869 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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RICHARD KNOLLES (c. 1545-1610)  ,
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English historian, was a native of Northamptonshire, and was educated at Lincoln College, Oxford . He became a
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fellow of his college, and at some date subsequent to 1571
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left Oxford to become master of a school at Sandwich, Kent, where he died in 161o . In 1603 Knolles published his Generall Historie of the Turkes, of which several
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editions subsequently appeared, among them a good one edited by
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Sir Paul Rycaut (1700), who brought the
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history down to 1699 . It was dedicated to King James I., and Knolles availed himself largely of
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Jean Jacques Boissard's Vitae et hones Sultanorum Turcicorum (
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Frankfort, 1596) . Although now entirely superseded, it has considerable merits as regards style and arrangement . Knolles published a
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translation of J . Bodin's De Republica in 1606, but the Grammatica
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Latina, Graeca et Hebraica, attributed to him by Anthony Wood and others, is the
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work of the Rev . Hanserd
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Knollys (c . 1599-1691), a Baptist minister . See the
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Athenaeum, August 6, 1881 .

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