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Philip Sidney

English poet, courtier, diplomat (1554-1586)

1554   -   1586

country of citizenship: Kingdom of England, England, United Kingdom
languages spoken, written or signed: English
educated at: Christ Church, Shrewsbury School
occupation: poet, diplomat, novelist, military personnel, politician
position held: Member of Parliament in the Parliament of England, ambassador, Member of the 1572-83 Parliament, Member of the 1584-85 Parliament

Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, scholar and soldier who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy (also known as The Defence of Poetry or An Apology for Poetry) and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.
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