Sir Henry Savile

(1549—1622) mathematician and classical scholar

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was secretary of the Latin tongue to Elizabeth I, and one of the scholars commissioned to prepare the authorized translation of the Bible. He translated the Histories of Tacitus (1591) and published a magnificent edition of St John Chrysostom (1610–13) and of Xenophon's Cyropaedia (1613), and assisted Bodley in founding his library, to which he left a collection of manuscripts and printed books.

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