Cassibelan Burton

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Cassibelan Burton (1609–1682) was an English translator.

Burton was the only son of William Burton, the historian of Leicestershire, by his wife Jane, daughter of Humfrey Adderley of Weddington, Warwickshire. He was born on 19 November 1609, but nothing is known of his education.

He translated Martial into English verse, but the translation remained in manuscript. His friend Sir Aston Cokaine thought highly of it. He inherited his father's collections in 1645, and handed them over to Walter Chetwynd, "to be used by him in writing 'The Antiquities of Staffordshire'." Anthony Wood states that he was extravagant. He died on 28 February 1682.

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 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Burton, Cassibelan". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.