Thomas Raynalde (fl. 1540–1551) was an English physician, known as the translator or editor of Eucharius Rösslin's De Partu Hominis. The translation was published as The Byrth of Mankynde, otherwyse named The Womans Booke (often referred to as The Womans Booke) in 1545 and was highly successful, running to eleven or thirteen editions and remaining in use until 1654.A Compendious Declaration of the Excellent Vertues of a Certain Lateli Inventid Oile, published in 1551, is believed to have been written by the same person.
Floruit, abbreviated fl., Latin for "he/she flourished", denotes a date or period during which a person was known to have been alive or active. In English, the word may also be used as a noun indicating the time when someone flourished.
Eucharius Rösslin , sometimes known as Eucharius Rhodion, was a German physician who in 1513 authored a book about childbirth called Der Rosengarten, which became a standard medical text for midwives.
Little is known of his life, but it is now thought that Raynalde was a different person from the printer of the translation, of the almost identical name Thomas Raynald(e).
Robert Blair was a Scottish poet. His fame rests upon his poem The Grave, which, in a later printing was illustrated by William Blake.
This article presents lists of the literary events and publications in 1540.
Cuthbert Tunstall was an English Scholastic, church leader, diplomat, administrator and royal adviser. He served as Prince-Bishop of Durham during the reigns of Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I.
Sir Thomas Stanley was an English author and translator.
Ralph Robinson (1520–1577) was an English scholar and man of letters. He is best known for his English translation of Sir Thomas More's Utopia, originally written in Latin in 1516.
Hugh Whitehead was the last prior of the Benedictine monastery at Durham in England. The monastery was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1540. Whitehead would go on to become the cathedral's first dean.
Events from the 1540s in England.
Thomas Newton was an English clergyman, poet, author and translator.
John Oliver was an English churchman, canon lawyer, courtier and Dean of Christ Church, Oxford.
Henry Scudder was an English minister of presbyterian views, known as a devotional writer, and member of the Westminster Assembly.
James Sandford or Sanford was an English author, known as a translator of Epictetus and Cornelius Agrippa. According to Sidney Lee in the Dictionary of National Biography, he may have been a native of Somerset, and uncle or cousin to John Sandford.
Thomas Vautrollier or Vautroullier was a French Huguenot refugee who became a printer in England and, briefly, in Scotland.
John Sherry, was the Anglican Archdeacon of Lewes in East Sussex, England, between 1542 and 1551.
Richard Sherry was an English schoolteacher and author.
Renold Elstracke, 1570 – after 1625, was one of the earliest native engravers in England.
Thomas Geminus, was a pseudonym for the Flemish refugee Thomas Lambrit/Thomas Lambert, an engraver and printer, active from the 1540s in London, and noted for his 1545 Latin work, Compendiosa totius anatomie delineatio, aere exarata printed by John Herford. Geminus started work in England by working with Thomas Raynalde and producing "The byrth of Mankinde" aka "The Woman's booke" in 1545.
William Marshall was an English Protestant reformer, printer, and translator.
John Halle, or John Hall of Maidstone was an English surgeon, known as a medical writer and poet.
Clement Cruttwell was an English compiler of religious works and gazetteers.
Thomas Byrth was an English teacher, cleric and scholar. He was of Quaker background, and became an evangelical low church Anglican. He was opposed to high Calvinism. He was a leading defender of the conventional view of the Trinity during the unitarian controversies of the 1830s and 1840s.
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