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Thomas Wright was an English writer, a protégé of Henry Wriothesley, third earl of Southampton, who had travelled in Italy.

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.

Thomas Wright (engraver) engraver and portrait-painter

Thomas Wright (1792–1849) was an engraver and portrait-painter. After serving an apprenticeship with Henry Meyer, and worked for four years as assistant to William Thomas Fry, for whom he engraved the popular plate of Princess Charlotte and Prince Leopold in a box at Covent Garden Theatre. About 1817 he began to practise independently as a stipple-engraver, and also found employment in taking portraits in pencil and miniature.

Politics

Thomas C. "Tommy" Wright, Jr. is an American politician. Since 2001 he has served in the Virginia House of Delegates, representing the 61st district in the Southside Virginia counties of Amelia, Cumberland, Mecklenburg and Nottoway, plus part of Lunenburg County. He is a member of the Republican Party.

Thomas David "Tommy" Wright is a Jena Democrat who was forced to resign from the Louisiana legislature early in 2006 as part of a plea bargain regarding an obscenity charge. Wright represented District 22 in the north central section of the state. The district encompasses all of Grant and La Salle parishes, most of Winn Parish, and a precinct of Rapides Parish.

Thomas Edward Wright was a Democratic member of the North Carolina House of Representatives who represented the state's eighteenth district, including constituents in New Hanover and Pender counties, from 1992 to 2008. An EMS instructor from Wilmington, North Carolina, Wright was serving his eighth term in the House when he was expelled from that chamber in 2008. A jury subsequently convicted him of corruption and embezzlement, sending him to jail for a 6-8 year term.

Science

Thomas Wright (astronomer) astronomer

Thomas Wright was an English astronomer, mathematician, instrument maker, architect and garden designer. He was the first to describe the shape of the Milky Way and to speculate that faint nebulae were distant galaxies.

Thomas Wright (geologist) Scottish paleontologist

Thomas Wright FRS was a Scottish surgeon and palaeontologist.

Thomas H. Wright

Thomas H. Wright was a teacher and electrician. While working for Portland General Electric, he designed the electrical lighting for the 1905 Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition in Portland, Oregon.

Sports

Thomas Wright was an English cricketer. Wright was a right-handed batsman who bowled right-arm roundarm slow-medium. He was born at Willington, Derbyshire.

Thomas John Wright was an English amateur first-class cricketer, who played one match for Yorkshire County Cricket Club in 1919.

Thomas Wright was a former Scottish rugby union and rugby league footballer.

Other

Thomas Wright, was a Roman Catholic controversialist, who was ordained priest in the reign of Queen Mary, and became one of the readers of divinity in the English College, Douai at the time of its foundation in 1569.

Thomas Wright (1789–1875) was a prison philanthropist.

Thomas Charles Wright Irish-born admiral, founding-father of Ecuadorian Navy

Thomas Charles Wright (1799–1868) was an Irish-born naval admiral that was a founding-father of the Ecuadorian Navy, and a general in Simón Bolívar's army. He is noted as a leading militarist in the struggle for the independence of Ecuador and other South American countries.

See also

Wright is an occupational surname originating in England. The term 'Wright' comes from the circa 700 AD Old English word 'wryhta' or 'wyrhta', meaning worker or shaper of wood. Later it became any occupational worker, and is used as a British family name.

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