JOHN SELDEN

Selden

[sel-duhn]
noun
1.
George Baldwin, 1846–1922, U.S. inventor of a gasoline-powered car.
2.
John, 1584–1654, English historian, Orientalist, and politician.
3.
a city on N Long Island, in SE New York.
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Selden (ˈsɛldən)
 
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John. 1584--1654, English antiquary and politician. As a member of Parliament, he was twice imprisoned for opposing the king

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john selden

legal antiquarian, Orientalist, and politician who was the leading figure in the Antiquarian Society, the centre of English historical research during the 17th century.

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