| Share
 

Sir John Cheke

Cheke, Sir John (chēk) [key], 1514–57, English scholar. As professor of Greek at Cambridge he taught Roger Ascham and later was tutor to Edward VI. A Protestant, he was imprisoned by Mary I. Although most of his works are Latin translations from the Greek, his works in English are noted for their simple, lucid prose.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

More on Sir John Cheke from Infoplease:

  • John Strype - Strype, John Strype, John , 1643–1737, English ecclesiastical historian and biographer. A ...

See more Encyclopedia articles on: English Literature, 1500 to 1799: Biographies


Premium Partner Content
HighBeam Research
Documents Images and Maps Reference
(from Newspapers, Magazines, Journals, Newswires, Transcripts and Books)

Research our extensive archive of more than 80 million articles from 6,500 publications.

Additional search results provided by HighBeam Research, LLC. © Copyright 2005. All rights reserved.

24 X 7

Private Tutor

Click Here for Details
24 x 7 Tutor Availability
Unlimited Online Tutoring
1-on-1 Tutoring