Philip Sidney

Sir Philip Sidney (30 November 1554 – 17 October 1586) was an English poet, courtier, scholar and soldier who is remembered as one of the most prominent figures of the Elizabethan age. His works include Astrophel and Stella, The Defence of Poesy (also known as The Defence of Poetry or An Apology for Poetry) and The Countess of Pembroke's Arcadia.

Sir Philip Sidney
Sir Philip Sidney, after Antonis Mor
Born30 November 1554
Penshurst, Kent, England
Died17 October 1586(1586-10-17) (aged 31)
Zutphen, Netherlands
BuriedOld St Paul's Cathedral, London
Spouse(s)Frances Walsingham
FatherSir Henry Sidney
MotherLady Mary Dudley