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Thomas Coryat

English traveller and writer of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean age

1577   -   1617

country of citizenship: Kingdom of England
language of expression: English
educated at: Winchester College
occupation: writer, explorer

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Thomas Coryat (also Coryate) (c. 1577 – 1617) was an English traveller and writer of the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean age. He is principally remembered for two volumes of writings he left regarding his travels, often on foot, through Europe and parts of Asia. He is often credited with introducing the table fork to England, with "Furcifer" (Latin: fork-bearer, rascal) becoming one of his nicknames. His description of how the Italians shielded themselves from the sun resulted in the word "umbrella" being introduced into English.
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Coryat's Crudities

book by Thomas Coryat

author: Thomas Coryat

1611

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