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1. A city of south-central England on an inlet of the English Channel opposite the Isle of Wight. Founded on the site of Roman and Saxon settlements, it has long been a major port, especially for passenger ships.
2. A village of southeast New York on the southeast coast of Long Island. It is primarily a summer resort.
Southampton, Third Earl of Title of Henry Wriothesley. 1573-1624.
English politician, soldier, and patron of Shakespeare as well as a number of other Elizabethan poets. Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis and Rape of Lucrece are dedicated to him.
1. (Placename) a port in S England, in Southampton unitary authority, Hampshire on Southampton Water (an inlet of the English Channel): chief English passenger port; university (1952); shipyards and oil refinery. Pop: 234 224 (2001)
2. (Placename) a unitary authority in S England, in Hampshire. Pop: 221 100 (2003 est). Area: 49 sq km (19 sq miles)
(Biography) 3rd Earl of, title of Henry Wriothesley. 1573–1624, English courtier and patron of Shakespeare, who dedicated Venus and Adonis (1593) and The Rape of Lucrece (1594) to him: sentenced to death (1601) for his part in the Essex rebellion but reprieved
South•amp•ton(saʊθˈæmp tən, -ˈhæmp-)
a seaport in Hampshire county in S England. 215,400.