James Crichton (c. 1560-1582) was a Scottish scholar, known as 'the Admirable Crichton' because of his extraordinary gifts as a poet, scholar, and linguist.
He was also an athlete and fencer. According to one account he was killed at Mantua in a street brawl by his pupil, a son of the Duke of Mantua, who resented Crichton's popularity.
Why is James Crichton famous?
James Crichton was a Scottish polymath noted for his extraordinary accomplishments in languages, arts, and sciences.
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