Person:Mary Sidney (2)

Mary Sidney
b.27 Oct 1561
d.25 Sep 1621
Facts and Events
Name Mary Sidney
Alt Name Mary Sydney
Gender Female
Birth[1] 27 Oct 1561
Marriage 1576 to Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke
Death[1] 25 Sep 1621
Reference Number? Q469059?

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Mary Herbert, Countess of Pembroke (née Sidney; 27 October 156125 September 1621) was one of the first English women to achieve a major reputation for her poetry and literary patronage. By the age of 39, she was listed with her brother Philip Sidney, Edmund Spenser and William Shakespeare as one of the notable authors of her time in the verse miscellany, Belvedere, by John Bodenham. The influence of her play Antonius is widely recognized; it stimulated a revived interest in the soliloquy based on classical models and was a likely source, among others, for both the closet drama Cleopatra (1594) by Samuel Daniel and Shakespeare's Antony and Cleopatra (1607). Sidney was also known for her translation of Petrarch's "Triumph of Death," from the poetry anthology Triumphs, but it is her lyric translation of the Psalms that has secured her poetic reputation.

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  2.   Mary Sydney, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.