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James Crichton

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James Crichton 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.

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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.

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James Crichton was a Scottish polymath noted for his extraordinary accomplishments in languages, arts, and sciences.

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1560 births
1582 deaths
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Category: Artists  - ( Artists Archive)

Date Added: 17 December '11

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