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Au·brey(ô′brē), John 1626-1697.
English antiquarian and writer whose Brief Lives, published posthumously, contains character sketches of notable thinkers and writers of 17th-century England.
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(Biography) John. 1626–97, English antiquary and author, noted for his vivid biographies of his contemporaries, Brief Lives (edited 1898)
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