Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Henry Fynes Clinton

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CLINTON, Henry Fynes (1781-1852), an English classical scholar, was born at Gamstou, in Nottinghamshire, lie was descended fixm the second earl of Lincoln; for pome generations the name of his family was Fynes, but his father resumed the older family name of Clinton. Educated at Southwell school in his native county, at Westminster school, and at Christ Church College, Oxford, he devoted himself to the minute and almost uninterrupted study of classical literature and history. From 1800 to 1826 he was M.P. for Aldborough.


His chief works are-lfcs. i Hdlenici, a Civil and Library Chrono logy of Greece, which also contains dissertations on points of Greci history and Scriptural chronology (4 vols., 1824, 1827, 18oO, 1J and Fasti Xomani, a Civil and Literary Chronology of Lome am Pemains of II. F. Clinton were publish by C J F Cahfoqueh in 1S54.