John Bodenham

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John Bodenham
Born c. 1559
Died c. 1610 (aged c. 50)
Occupation anthologist
Years active c. 1600

John Bodenham (c. 1559 – 1610), anthologist, was the patron of some of the Elizabethan poetry anthologies.


He was the son of William Bodnam and Katherine Wanton. He was educated at Merchant Taylors' School.[1]

Mr. Bullen says that Bodenham did not himself edit any of the Elizabethan miscellanies attributed to him by bibliographers: but that he projected their publication, and he befriended the editors.[2]




 Bullen, Arthur Henry (1886). "Bodenham, John". In Stephen, Leslie. Dictionary of National Biography. 05. London: Smith, Elder & Co. pp. 291–292.