Cecil, Lord David


Cecil, Lord David

▪ English biographer
in full  Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne Cecil  
born April 9, 1902, London, Eng.
died Jan. 1, 1986, Cranborne, Dorset

      English biographer, literary critic, and educator, best known for his discerning, sympathetic, and elegantly written studies of many literary figures.

      Lord Cecil was the younger son of the 4th marquess of Salisbury. Educated at Oxford, he was a fellow of Wadham College (1924–30) and of New College (1939–69). He served as Goldsmiths' professor of English literature at Oxford University from 1948 to 1969.

      Among his subjects for biography were the poet William Cowper (The Stricken Deer, 1929), Jane Austen (1935), Lord Melbourne (The Young Melbourne, 1939), Hardy, the Novelist (1943), the 17th-century letter writer Dorothy Osborne, the poet Thomas Gray (Two Quiet Lives, 1948), and the writer and caricaturist Sir Max Beerbohm (Max, 1964). Library Looking-glass (1975) was a personal anthology, tracing his intellectual history.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Lord David Owen — David Anthony Llewellyn Owen, Baron Owen, CH, PC (* 2. Juli 1938 in Plymouth), ist ein ehemaliger britischer Außenminister und einer der Gründer der Sozialdemokratischen Partei (SDP). Leben Als Sohn eines Arztes in Wales studierte Owen Medizin am …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lord David Cecil — Lord Edward Christian David Gascoyne Cecil CH (April 9, 1902 – January 1, 1986), was an English aristocrat, literary scholar, biographer and academic. His title was a courtesy title: he was a younger son of the 4th Marquess of Salisbury.He was… …   Wikipedia

  • Lord Treasurer — Lord High Treasurer William Cecil, 1. Baron Burghley mit weißem Stab als Insignium der Macht Das Amt des Lord High Treasurer oder Lord Treasurer ist ein altes englisches (nach 1707 britisches) Regierungsamt. Der Inhaber dieses Postens fungiert… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lord High Treasurer — William Cecil, 1. Baron Burghley mit weißem Stab als Insignium der Macht Das Amt des Lord High Treasurer oder Lord Treasurer ist ein altes englisches (nach 1707 britisches) Regierungsamt. Der Inhaber dieses Postens fungiert als Oberhaupt der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Lord Cecil — may refer to:* Lord David Cecil (1902 1986), English aristocrat, literary scholar, biographer and academic * Lord Eustace Cecil (1834 1921), British Conservative Party politician * Lord Richard Cecil (1948 1978), Old Etonian * Lord William Cecil… …   Wikipedia

  • David Cecil — may refer to: Lord David Cecil (1902 1986), British biographer, literary scholar and academic David Cecil, 3rd Earl of Exeter (c.1600 1643), 17th Century British MP and peer David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter (1905 1981), British athlete, sports …   Wikipedia

  • David Shilling — Born David Shilling 27 June 1956(1956 06 27) London, UK Residence Monaco Nationality British Education St Paul s S …   Wikipedia

  • David Cecil, 6th Marquess of Exeter — Medal record Men s athletics Competitor for  Great Britain Olympic Games Gold …   Wikipedia

  • David Cecil — Edward Christian David Gascoyne Cecil, Lord Cecil CH (* 9. April 1902 in Hatfield House, Hertfordshire, England; † 1. Januar 1986 in Cranborne, Dorset, England) war ein britischer Hochschullehrer und Schriftsteller, der für seine unter dem Titel… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cecil Beaton — Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (14 janvier 1904 18 janvier 1980, Londres) était un photographe de mode et de portrait britannique. Il fut également scénographe et concepteur de costumes pour le cinéma et le théâtre. Cecil Beaton se fait connaître… …   Wikipédia en Français


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.