Sir Thomas More

Sir Thomas More,

Definition of Sir Thomas More:

  1. An English lawyer, philosopher and statesman born in 1478 and considered a saint by Catholics for his opposition to Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation. Sir Thomas More is best known for coining the word utopia, which was the title of his book published in 1516 and the name he used to describe an imaginary island.

    Also called Saint Thomas More.

  2. (1478–1535), English scholar and statesman, Lord Chancellor 1529–32; canonized as St Thomas More. His Utopia (1516), describing an ideal city state, established him as a leading humanist of the Renaissance. He was imprisoned in 1534 after opposing Henrys marriage to Anne Boleyn, and beheaded for opposing the Act of Supremacy. Feast day, 22 June.

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