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us: Oxford, Edward De Vere, Earl of, 1550-1604


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  • Variants

    • us: Bulbecke, Edward de Vere, Viscount, 1550-1604
    • us: De Vere, Edward, Earl of Oxford, 1550-1604
    • us: Edward, Earl of Oxford, 1550-1604
    • us: Oxenford, Edward de Vere, Earl of, 1550-1604
    • us: Oxford, Edward De Vere, 17th earl of, 1550-1604
    • us: Vere, Edward de, Earl of Oxford, 1550-1604
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        15500412
    • Death Date

        16040624
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Castle Hedingham (England)
    • Death Place

        (naf) Hackney (London, England)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) Great Britain
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) London (England)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
    • Field of Activity

        (lcsh) Nobility
          (lcsh) Literature
        • Occupation

            (lcsh) Courts and courtiers
              (lcsh) Litterateurs
          • Sources

            • found: Shakespeare identified, 1920.
            • found: LC man. auth. cd., Sept. 20, 1999 (hdg.: Oxford, Edward De Vere, 17th earl of, 1550-1604).
            • found: Lyly, J. Euphues and his England, 1592: dedication, p. [3] (Edward de Vere, Earl of Oxenford, Viscount Bulbecke ...)
            • found: DNB (hdg.: Vere, Edward de, seventeenth Earl of Oxford, 1550-1604; poet; styled Lord Bulbeck)
            • found: Wikipedia, viewed January 15, 2014: article, Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford (born April 12, 1550 at Castle Hedingham, Essex, England, died June 24, 1604 at Kings Place in Hackney, England; styled as Viscount Bulbeck; English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era; lyric poet and playwright; his "reckless and volatile temperament" prevented him from assuming governmental responsibility; after his father died in 1562, Edward assumed the title Earl of Oxford, and became a ward of the Queen; fell in and out of favor with the Queen throughout life; at death, he had lost the entirety of his inherited estates; starting around 1920, he has been proposed as the true author of literature traditionally attributed to William Shakespeare)
            • found: The Peerage, website, viewed January 15, 2014 (Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford)
            • found: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, online, viewed January 15, 2014 (Vere, Edward de, 17th earl of Oxford, courtier and poet; known as Lord Bulbeck until his father's death; "Oxford was notorious in his own time for his effeminate dress, for his irregular life, and for squandering virtually his entire patrimony on personal extravagance"; "wrote verse of much lyric beauty")
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            • 2014-01-17: revised
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