- Cumberland, Richard
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CUMBERLAND, RICHARD° — (1732–1811), English playwright and novelist who tried to reverse the image of the Jew created by Shakespeare in The Merchant of Venice. Educated at Cambridge, Cumberland began writing plays around 1759. His first stage Jew was Naphtali in The… … Encyclopedia of Judaism
Cumberland, Richard — ▪ British bishop and philosopher born July 15, 1631, London, Eng. died Oct. 9, 1718, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire English theologian, Anglican bishop, and philosopher of ethics. In 1658 Cumberland left the study of medicine at the… … Universalium
Cumberland, Richard — (1631–1718) A Cambridge figure and staunch Protestant, who is reported to have fallen into a dangerous fever when James II attempted to reintroduce Roman Catholicism into England. Cumberland s philosophical reputation, however, rests upon De… … Philosophy dictionary
CUMBERLAND, RICHARD — dramatist, great grandson of the preceding; was a prolific writer for the stage; the play The West Indian, which established his reputation, was his best (1732 1811) … The Nuttall Encyclopaedia
Cumberland, Richard — (1732 1811) Novelist and dramatist, ed. at Westminster and Camb., entered the diplomatic service, and filled several government appointments. His best play is The West Indian. His novels do not rise much above mediocrity. Along with Sir J.B.… … Short biographical dictionary of English literature
Richard Cumberland (dramatist) — Richard Cumberland Born 19 February 1732(1732 02 19) Master s lodge, Trinity College, Cambridge, England Died 7 May 1811(1811 05 07) (aged 79) L … Wikipedia
Richard Cumberland (philosopher) — Richard Cumberland, engraving by John Smith after Thomas Murray. Richard Cumberland (July 15, 1631 – October 9, 1718) was an English philosopher, and bishop of Peterborough from 1691. In 1672, he published his major work, De legibus naturae (On… … Wikipedia
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Cumberland, Rhode Island — Town Cumberland Town Hall Motto: Great History. Bright Future … Wikipedia