Sir John Stradling

Date 1563 - 1637
Biographical NotesFirst baronet, scholar and politician. Educated at Brasenose College, and Magdalen Hall, Oxford, he seems to have also been a fellow of All Souls. After study at one of the inns of court (possibly Middle Temple) he travelled abroad. 'A Direction for Travailers' was the first of several translations of Lipsius he published. This was followed by translations of the 'Politicorum ' and 'De constantia' of the same author. Stradling's first original work, modeled on Lipsius's 'De constantia', 'De vita et morte contemnenda', was published in Frankfurt in 1597. Stradling was knighted in 1608 and inherited large estates in Wales from his uncle in the same year. He was created baronet in 1611 and served as an MP for St German's, Cornwall, in 1624–25 and for Old Sarum in 1625, before being elected for Glamorgan in 1625–26. See ODNB and the History of Parliament.
Work(s)Translator of A Direction for Travailers: Taken out of Justus Lipsius (1592)