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Sir Thomas North (1535–1601?)

North, Sir Thomas. An English translator; born in England about 1535; died in 1601. He exerted a powerful influence on Elizabethan writers and has been called “the first great master of English prose.” He is most famous for his unrivalled translation of Plutarch’s ‘Lives,’ published in 1579.