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John Harington


  1. John Harington: Sir John Harington, of Kelston, was a courtier, author and master of art, popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet. He became a prominent member of Queen Elizabeth I's court, and was known as her "saucy Godson". But because of his poetry and other writings, he fell in and out of favour with the Queen.
    • also known as Харингтон, Джон; 约翰·哈林顿
    • born on (454 years ago) in Kelston
    • nationality: England
    • education: Eton College
    • profession: Inventor, courtier, author
    • died on (403 years ago)
    • buried in Bath Abbey
    • written works: "The letters and epigrams of Sir John Harington", "The metamorphosis of Aiax", "A tract on the succession to the crown (A.D. 1602)", "The epigrams of Sir John Harington", "Regimen sanitatis Salernitanum"
  2. John Harington was an English official working for Henry VIII.
    • born in (491 years ago)
    • died in (434 years ago)
  3. John Harington is the brother of Kit Harington.

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"John Harington" is a book by Bruce Bradley.

  • also known as "John Harington: a privy matter"

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Google previewDictionary of Literary and Dramatic Censorship in Tudor and Stuart England (2001)

by Dorothy Auchter

Sir John Harington. Boston: Twayne Publishers, 1985. Dunno, Elizabeth Story. Sir John Harington 's A New Discourse of a State Subject; Called the Metamorphosis of Ajax. London: Routledge, 1962.

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Treason doth never prosper, what's the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it Treason. (John Harington)
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