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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.

Aubrey

(ˈɔːbrɪ)
n
(Biography) John. 1626–97, English antiquary and author, noted for his vivid biographies of his contemporaries, Brief Lives (edited 1898)