Anna De Mendoza Eboli, princess of, a Spanish lady of the 16th century, daughter of a viceroy of Peru. At an early age she was introduced at the court of Philip II. by her husband the prince of Eboli, a favorite of the king and preceptor of his son Don Carlos. Though one of her eyes was defective, her beauty attracted general attention, and she became noted for her amorous as well as political intrigues. Among her admirers were the king and his secretary of foreign affairs, Antonio Perez. She was implicated in the assassination of Es-covedo, the envoy of Don John of Austria.
Anna Seward, an English authoress, born at Eyam, Derbyshire, in 1747, died in Lichfield, March 25, 1809. At nine years of age she could repeat the first three books of "Paradise Lost." At Lichfield, where the greater part of her life was passed, she became intimate with Dr. Erasmus Darwin, of whom in 1804 she published a memoir, in which she lays claim to the first 50 lines of his "Botanical Garden." Her poetical works consist of "Louisa," a metrical novel (1782), and "Sonnets" (1799). Her elegies on Captain Cook and Major André had great celebrity. She was called by her contemporaries of the Delia Cruscan school "the swan of Lichfield." She bequeathed a mass of manuscript poetry and correspondence to Sir Walter Scott, which he edited in 1810. Constable also published six volumes of her correspondence (1811).
Anne Bacon, the mother of Lord Bacon, born about 1528, died in 1600. She was the second daughter of Sir Anthony Cooke, tutor of Edward VI., who imparted to her and her three sisters (respectively married to Lord Burleigh, Sir John Russell, and Sir Henry Killigrew) a remarkable degree of classical and theological learning. She prepared excellent translations of Bishop Jewell's Apologia and of Ochinus's 14 Italian sermons. Beza dedicated his "Meditations" to her, and she was regarded as one of the most accomplished and pious women of her day. She became the second wife of Sir Nicholas Bacon, to whom she bore two children, Anthony and the celebrated Francis.
See Anne Boleyn.
See Etampes, Duchess d'.
Anne Du Bourg, a French Protestant martyr, born at Riom in 1521, executed in Paris, Dec. 20, 1559. He took orders, but quitted the church for the bar, became a professor of law, embraced Calvinism, and after remonstrating with Henry II. in behalf of the reformers, was imprisoned in the Bastile and degraded as a heretic by the archbishop of Paris. After the death of Henry II., the elector Palatine applied to Francis II. for his release, proposing to give him a professorship at Heidelberg; but Minard, one of his judges and the especial friend of the cardinal de Lorraine, being assassinated during the trial, the so-called or'don-nance minarde was passed sentencing him to death. He was hanged in the place de la Greve, and his body burned.