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Algernon Sydney

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Who is Algernon Sydney?

Algernon Sydney a.k.a. Algernon Sidney or Sydney was an English politician and member of the Long Parliament. A republican political theorist, colonel, and commissioner of the trial of King Charles I of England, he opposed the king's execution. Sidney was later charged with plotting against the King, in part based on his work, Discourses Concerning Government, used by the prosecution as a witness at his trial. He was executed for treason. After his death, Sidney was revered as a "Whig patriot–hero and martyr".

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Google previewThe London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature, and practical mechanics, by the orig. ed. of the Encyclopaedia metropolitana [T. Curtis]. (1839)

by Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)

Algernon Sydney. — Sir Philip Sydney. — Lewis Theobald. — F. Thynne. — Sir Thomas Twysden. — Sir R. Twys- den. — Sir Robert Twysden. — Sir F. Walsing- ham. — Dr. Wilson. — Major-General James Wolfe.— Sir Henry Wotton.— Rev.

Google previewLondon encyclopaedia; or, Universal dictionary of science, art, literature and practical mechanics (1829)

comprising a popular view of the present state of knowledge by Thomas Tegg

Algernon Sydney. — Sir Philip Sydney.— Lewis Theobald. — F. Thynne. — Sir Thomas Twysden. — Sir R. Twys- den. — Sir Robert Twysden. — Sir F. Walsing- ham. — Dr. Wilson. — Major-General James Wolfe.— Sir Henry Wotton. — Rev.

Google previewA Political Dictionary: Explaining the True Meaning of Words ; Illustrated and Exemplified in the Lives, Morals, Character and Conduct of the Following Most Illustrious Personages, Among Manty Others ; The King, Queen, Prince of Wales (etc.) (1795)

POLITICAL CLASSICS ; c o N+ A1 N 1 N c, ALGERNON SYDNEY," ROUSSEAU, MILTON, HARRINGTON, MORE, BUCHANNAN, LOCKE, PAINE, PRICE, BURGH , GODWIN, &c. &c. And every thing that has been adduced by any Author of ...

Google previewA Biographical Dictionary of Eminent Scotsmen (1835)

by Robert Chambers

Russell, Essex, and Howard, Algernon Sydney, and John Hampden, grandson to the immortal patriot of that name. Tyranny was, howover, at this time, triumphant. Monmouth was obliged to abscond ; FLETCHER. 3 IT the scaffold, the ...

Google previewThe General Biographical Dictionary (1812)

Price, Algernon Sydney, Andrew Marvell, William Camden, William Brereton,l790, &c. &c.; Captain Cook's portrait, ...

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Many things are unknown to the wisest, and the best men can never wholly divest themselves of passions and affections... nothing can or ought to be permanent but that which is perfect. (Algernon Sydney)
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