Seymour, Jane (1541–1560)

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Seymour, Jane (1541–1560)

British poet. Born 1541; died 1560; dau. of Edward, duke of Somerset, and Anne Stanhope (1497–1587); sister of Margaret Seymour and Anne Seymour; niece of Jane Seymour, queen of England.

With sisters Margaret and Anne, wrote Latin elegy to Margaret of Angoulême published by Nicolas Denisot in collection called Annae, Margaritae, Iannae, sororum virginum, heroidum Anglarum, in mortem Diuae Margaritae Valesiae, navarrorum Reginae, Hecadostichon (1550), the 1st encomium in English by women for a woman.