SALESBURY (SALISBURY), HENRY (1561 - 1637?), grammarian

Name: Henry Salesbury
Date of birth: 1561
Date of death: 1637?
Gender: Male
Occupation: grammarian
Area of activity: Scholarship and Languages
Author: Thomas Herbert Parry-Williams

b. in Henllan parish, Denbs., his family being a branch of the old Lleweni family. He graduated in Oxford University (S. Alban Hall), studied medicine, and followed the profession of a physician. Dr. John Davies of Mallwyd refers to him as ‘medicus doctis annumerandus.’ In 1593 he published his Welsh grammar, Grammatica Britannica (London). It is also recorded that he had begun another work, a Welsh-Latin dictionary called ‘Geirva Tavod Cymraec.’ There are Welsh and Latin lines written by him in the form of a cywydd at the beginning of Egluryn Phraethineb, 1595, by Henry Perri — see the edition of that book published by the University of Wales Press, 1930. He is believed to have been the Henry Salesbury who d. at Chester, 6 Oct. 1637.

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Published date: 1959

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