Davies, Sir John

Davies, Sir John an English writer, was born at Tisbury, Wiltshire, in 1570. He graduated from Queen's College, Oxford, in 1590, studied law, became a member of Parliament in 1601, in 1603 solicitor-general of Ireland, in 1608 chief- justice in England, in 1616 returned to Ireland, and died December 7, 1626. Besides several political essays he published a somewhat noted poem, entitled Nosce Teipsum (Lond. 1594, and often). See Chalmers, Biog. Dict. s.v.

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