Philip Sidney

Date 1554 - 1586
Biographical NotesAuthor, courtier, poet, and soldier. Son of Sir Henry Sidney, Lord Deputy of Ireland, nephew of Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester. Entered Shrewsbury School in 1564 on the same day as his future friend, Fulke Greville. Attended Christ Church, Oxford, but left without obtaining a degree. He travelled on the continent from 1572 to 1575 to further his education. In 1576 he went to Ireland and in 1577 was sent as ambassador to Rudolf II and William of Orange. In 1585 Elizabeth I appointed him governor of Flushing in the Netherlands. He was wounded in a battle against the Spanish at Zutphen and died on 17 October 1586.
Work(s)Recipient of letter/advice of [Languet to Philip Sidney on travels, 18 December 1573] (1573) in Epistolae Politicae et Historicae, Scriptae quondam Ad Illustrem, & Generosum Dominum Philippum Sydnaeum
Author of [A Letter to the Same Purpose] (1633) in Profitable Instructions Describing what Speciall Observations are to be Taken by Travellers in all Nations, States and Countries; Pleasant and Profitable. By the Three much admired, Robert, Late Earle of Essex. Sir Philip Sidney. And, Secretary Davison
Author of [Sir Philip Sidney to his Brother, Robert Sidney] (1580) in Letters and Memorials of State: In the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, Part of the Reign of King Charles the Second, and Oliver's Usurpation
Author of Profitable Instructions Describing what Speciall Observations are to be Taken by Travellers in all Nations, States and Countries; Pleasant and Profitable. By the Three much admired, Robert, Late Earle of Essex. Sir Philip Sidney. And, Secretary Davison (1633)