Thomas Nugent

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Nugent, Thomas, LL.D., born in Ireland probably early in the 18th century, was the author and translator of numerous works. Amongst the former may be mentioned, The Grand Tour, 4 vols., 1756; History of Vandalia, 3 vols., 1766-'73; Pocket Dictionary of French and English, 1767 (of which many editions have been published, still commanding a large sale); Travels in Germany, 2 vols., 1768. Perhaps the most important of his translations were Montesquieu's Spirit of Laws, and a Life of Benvenuto Cellini. In 1765 the degree of LL.D. was conferred upon him by the University of Aberdeen. He died in Gray's Inn lane, London, 27th April 1772.

Sources

16. Authors, Dictionary of British and American: S. Austin Allibone. 3 vols. Philadelphia, 1859-'71.

349. Worthies of Ireland, Biographical Dictionary of the: Richard Ryan. 2 vols. London, 1821. Wyse, Thomas, see No. 73.

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