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Sir John HarringtonAge: 51 years15611612

Name
Sir John Harrington
Name prefix
Sir
Given names
John
Surname
Harrington
Birth August 4, 1561 36 34
Death of a motherIsabella Markham
May 20, 1579 (Age 17 years)
Death of a fatherJohn Harrington
July 1, 1582 (Age 20 years)
MarriageMary RogersView this family
September 6, 1583 (Age 22 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Hannah Harrington
about 1600 (Age 38 years)
Death November 20, 1612 (Age 51 years)
Burial 1612 (Age 50 years)
Address: Bath and Somerset Unitary Authority, Somerset, England
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father
mother
Marriage:
himself
Sir John Harrington
Birth: August 4, 1561 36 34Cannington, Somersetshire, Somerset, England
Death: November 20, 1612Bath, Somersetshire, England
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himself
Sir John Harrington
Birth: August 4, 1561 36 34Cannington, Somersetshire, Somerset, England
Death: November 20, 1612Bath, Somersetshire, England
wife
Marriage: September 6, 1583Cannington, Somersetshire, Somerset, England
17 years
daughter

Note
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'. The work for which he is best known today, A New Discourse of a Stale Subject, called the Metamorphosis of Ajax (1596) is a political allegory and a coded attack on the monarchy. It described a forerunner to the modern flush toilet that was installed at his house at Kelston. He had the honour of being accepted as a godson of the childless Queen, becoming one of her 102 godchildren. After the queen's death, his fortunes faltered at the court of the new King, James I. Towards the end of his life, Sir John Harington became the tutor to Henry Frederick, Prince of Wales.