Encyclopædia Britannica, Ninth Edition/Henry Fynes Clinton

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CLINTON, Henry Fynes (1781-1852), an English classical scholar, was born at Gamston, in Nottinghamshire. He was descended from the second earl of Lincoln; for some 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-Fasti Hellenici, a Civil and Literary Chronology of Greece, which also contains dissertations on points of Grecian history and Scriptural chronology (4 vols., 1824, 1827, 1830, 1834); and Fasti Romani, a Civil and Literary Chronology of Rome and Constantinople from the Death of Augustus to the Death of Heraclitus (2 vols., 1845 and 1851). In 1851 he published an epitome of the former, and an epitome of the latter appeared in 1853. The Literary Remains of H. F. Clinton were publish by C. J. F. Clinton in 1854.