List of famous courtiers, with photos, bios, and other information when available. Who are the top courtiers in the world? This includes the most prominent courtiers, living and dead, both in America and abroad. This list of notable courtiers is ordered by their level of prominence, and can be sorted for various bits of information, such as where these historic courtiers were born and what their nationality is. The people on this list are from different countries, but what they all have in common is that they're all renowned courtiers.
Items here include everything from Walter Raleigh to Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford.From reputable, prominent, and well known courtiers to the lesser known courtiers of today, these are some of the best professionals in the courtier field. If you want to answer the questions, "Who are the most famous courtiers ever?" and "What are the names of famous courtiers?" then you're in the right place. (28 items)
Sir Walter Raleigh was an English landed gentleman, writer, poet, soldier, politician, courtier, spy, and explorer. He was cousin to Sir Richard Grenville and younger half-brother of Sir Humphrey Gilbert. He is also well known for popularising tobacco in England. Raleigh was born to a Protestant ...more
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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, was an English peer and courtier of the Elizabethan era. Oxford was heir to the second oldest earldom in the kingdom, a court favourite for a time, a sought-after patron of the arts, and noted by his contemporaries as a lyric poet and playwright, but his reckless ...moresee more on Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
Sir Thomas Overbury was an English poet and essayist, also known for being the victim of a murder which led to a scandalous trial. His poem A Wife, which depicted the virtues that a young man should demand of a woman, played a large role in the events that precipitated his murder. ...moresee more on Thomas Overbury
Sir John Harington, of Kelston, was a courtier, author and master of art, popularly known as the inventor of the flush toilet. He became a prominent member of Queen Elizabeth I's court, and was known as her "saucy Godson". But because of his poetry and other writings, he fell in and out of favour ...moresee more on John Harington