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Henry Vaughan

(1621 - 23 April 1695 / Brecknockshire, Wales)

Henry Vaughan
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Henry Vaughan was a Welsh physician and metaphysical poet.

Vaughan and his twin brother the hermetic philosopher and alchemist Thomas Vaughan, were the sons of Thomas Vaughan and his wife Denise (née Morgan) of 'Trenewydd', Newton, in Brecknockshire, Wales. Their grandfather, William, was the owner of Tretower Court.

Vaughan spent most of his life in the village of Llansantffraed, near Brecon, where he is also buried.

Early Life

Both Henry and his twin Thomas were schooled locally by the rector of Llangattock (Crickhowell), the Rev. Matthew Herbert. This occupied six years preceding their attendance at Jesus College, Oxford, England in 1638.... more »

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  • Rookie Melissa Anderson (11/10/2013 11:29:00 AM)

    The picture is not Henry Vaughan, it's John Donne

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