henry wriothesley 3rd earl


[south-amp-tuhn, -hamp-]
Henry Wriothesley [rahy-uhths-lee] , 3rd Earl of, 1573–1624, English nobleman, soldier, and patron of writers, including William Shakespeare.
a former administrative county in S England: a part of Hampshire.
a town on SE Long Island, in SE New York: resort town.
a seaport in Hampshire county in S England.
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Southampton1 (saʊθˈæmptən, -ˈhæmp-)
1.  a port in S England, in Southampton unitary authority, Hampshire on Southampton Water (an inlet of the English Channel): chief English passenger port; university (1952); shipyards and oil refinery. Pop: 234 224 (2001)
2.  a unitary authority in S England, in Hampshire. Pop: 221 100 (2003 est). Area: 49 sq km (19 sq miles)

Southampton2 (saʊθˈæmptən, -ˈhæmp-)
3rd Earl of, title of Henry Wriothesley. 1573--1624, English courtier and patron of Shakespeare, who dedicated Venus and Adonis (1593) and The Rape of Lucrece (1594) to him: sentenced to death (1601) for his part in the Essex rebellion but reprieved

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