Burnell, Edward (DNB00)

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BURNELL, EDWARD (fl. 1542), professor of Greek at Rostock, published in 1542 an ‘Epitome of Dialectics’ written in Latin for the use of the Rostock students. He also wrote some commendatory verses prefixed to the ‘Πτωχομυσεῖον, or Poore Man's Librarie of William Alley, bishop of Exeter,’ 1565. Burnell probably had left Rostock before 1560, as his name is not mentioned in the ‘Scripta in Academia Rostochiensi publice proposita,’ 1560–7. An Edward Burnel was one of the six preachers of Canterbury Cathedral in 1560. He was probably the same as the preacher ‘Thomas Burnel’ in 1556, and may have been the Rostock professor.

[Tanner's Bibl. Brit. 143; Alley's Πτωχομυσεῖον; Strype's Memorials, iii. i. 478; Life of Abp. Parker, i. 144.]

W. H.