Henry Wriothesley

Henry Wriothesley

Birth
Midhurst, Chichester District, West Sussex, England
Death 10 Nov 1624 (aged 51)
Bergen op Zoom, Bergen op Zoom Municipality, Noord-Brabant, Netherlands
Burial Titchfield, Fareham Borough, Hampshire, England
Plot Wriothesley Vault in Chancel
Memorial ID 17945385 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Third Earl of Southampton. Famous as the only patron of William Shakespeare, who dedicated his long poems "Venus and Adonis" and "The Rape of Lucrece" to him. He was a brilliant student at St John's College, Cambridge, becoming a lover of literature. Under King James I he actively pioneered American colonies in Virginia and New England.

Bio by: julia&keld


Family Members

Parents
Spouse

Advertisement

Plan a visit to Henry Wriothesley?

Advertisement

Advertisement

How famous was Henry Wriothesley?

Current rating:

22 votes

Sign-in to cast your vote.

  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: julia&keld
  • Added: 15 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17945385
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Wriothesley (6 Oct 1573–10 Nov 1624), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17945385, citing St Peter Churchyard, Titchfield, Fareham Borough, Hampshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .