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Sir Thomas Elyot (c. 1490–1546)

Elyot, Sir Thomas. An English diplomatist and moral essayist; born in 1490?; died on March 20, 1546. He wrote: ‘The Governour’ (1531), a conduct book for training young gentlemen; ‘Of the Knowledge which Maketh a Wise Man’ (1533); ‘The Castel of Helth’ (1534), in which he poached on the profession’s preserves, and was roundly abused by them: but the book sold.