Sir John Harington (also spelled Harrington) (baptised 4 August 1560 – 20
November 1612), of Kelston, but baptised in London, was an English courtier,
Sir John Harrington was a poet - an amateur and not very successful one! But his
poetry was not why he would be remembered. Something much more 'down to ...
A witty and erudite figure at the court of Elizabeth I, John Harington is now
remembered mainly for two things.
Sir John Harington's father had first been married to the illegitimate daughter of
King Henry VIII. But Harington was born to his father's second wife. So he missed
Sir John Harington (or Harrington) (August 4, 1561 – November 20, 1612) was a
courtier, author, and scientist. He became a prominent member of Queen ...
Nov 19, 2014 ... Sir John Harington, (born 1561—died Nov. 20, 1612, Kelston, Somerset, Eng.),
English Elizabethan courtier, translator, author, and wit who ...
Sir John Harrington is often credited with the creation of the forerunner (or
predecessor; it came before...) of today's flush toilet. Written record of this flushing
English writer, born at Kelston, near Bath, in 1561. His father, John Harington,
acquired considerable estates by marrying Etheldreda, a natural daughter of
Jul 2, 2009 ... In 1596, the first flushing toilet was invented by Sir John Harrington. He made
one for himself and one for his godmother Queen Elizabeth.
Sir John Harington (1560-1612) was an ambitious courtier who spent much of his
life seeking favor at Queen Elizabeth's Court. He relied on his sharp wit and ...