Campion, Thomas: (1567-1620) English physician, poet, and composer. Campion first studied law, but had little sympathy with, or respect for, legal studies. He then spent 3 years (1602-1605) on the Continent and received the M.D. degree from the University of Caen in 1605. After returning to England, Campion practiced as a doctor in London from 1606 until his death in 1620, probably from the plague. Campion's literary output included poetry, songs, and treatises on poetry.
He wrote in both Latin and English:
Nunc omnes quoque musicum, et poetam
Agnoscunt, medicumque Campianum.
(Now they all recognize Campion
the musician, the poet and the doctor.)
Epigram 167, Book I by Thomas Campion
Thomas Campion, Renaissance English poet and composer. Life, Works, Study Resources.
Thomas Campion 1567-1620, English poet, composer, and lutenist, a physician by profession. Campion wrote lyric poems that he and other composers...
Born in London on February 12, 1567, to John and Lucy Campion, Thomas Campion was a physician, a composer, and a poet. His parents died while he was a child, and at the ...
Biography of Thomas Campion, Renaissance English poet and composer.
English poet and composer. Campion was son of the attorney and diplomatic courier John Campion: he was raised in affluence and entered Cambridge in 1581.