Born: Ap­ril 17, 1622, New­ton-by-Usk, Llansantffraed, Brec­knock­shire, Wales.

Died: Ap­ril 23, 1695, New­ton St. Brid­get.

Buried: Llansantffraed church­yard, Wales.


Vaughan stu­died un­der Mat­thew Her­bert, rec­tor of Llan­gat­tock. He went to Je­sus Col­lege at Ox­ford in 1638, but due to the na­tion­al trou­bles of those days, his stu­dies, and those of his twin bro­ther, were in­ter­rupt­ed, and they had to leave the uni­ver­si­ty.

Subsequently, Hen­ry en­tered the me­di­cal pro­fess­ion, and prac­ticed at Brea­con and New­ton.

As a re­li­gious poet, Vaugh­an’s style was si­mi­lar to that of George Her­bert, whom he great­ly ad­mired. Vaugh­an’s works in­clude:



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If you know where to get a good pic­ture of Vaugh­an (head & shoul­ders, at least 200×300 pix­els),