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Robert Cecil

Robert Cecil

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury – Robert_Cecil,_1st_Earl_of_Salisbury

Examples is more forcible than precept. People look at my six days in the week to see what I mean on the seventh.

Robert Cecil, 1st Earl of Salisbury, KG, PC (1 June 1563 – 24 May 1612) was an English statesman noted for his direction of the government during the Union of the Crowns, as Tudor England gave way to Stuart rule (1603).

A wise man looks upon men as he does on horses; all their comparisons of title, wealth, and place, he consider but as harness

Born: 1 June 1563, Westminster, London
Died: 24 May 1612, Marlborough
Spouse: Elizabeth Brooke (m. 1589–1597)
Place of burial: Hatfield
Children: William Cecil, 2nd Earl of Salisbury, Lady Catherine Cecil, Lady Frances Cecil