Paul Hentzner

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Paul Hentzner
Born (1558-01-29)January 29, 1558
Crossen, Brandenburg
Died January 1, 1623(1623-01-01) (aged 64)

Paul Hentzner (January 29, 1558 – January 1, 1623) was a German lawyer who published an account of his travels in England during the late Elizabethan era.

Hentzner was born in Crossen, in the Margraviate of Brandenburg. In 1596, he became tutor to a young Silesian nobleman, and the following year they set out on a three-year tour of Switzerland, France, England, and Italy. In 1612, Hentzner published an account of his travels in Latin as Itinerarium Germaniae, Galliae, Angliae, Italiae, cum Indice Locorum, Rerum atque Verborum.

The portion of the work concerning England was later translated into English by Richard Bentley, son of the scholar of the same name, and published by Horace Walpole. In 1797, Hentzner's Travels in England was published with Sir Robert Naunton's Fragmenta Regalia in one volume, with notes by the translator and the editor.

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