Sir Henry Savile

(1549—1622) mathematician and classical scholar

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference


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.

Subjects: Literature — Christianity.

Reference entries

See all related reference entries in Oxford Index »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.