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Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel

Also Known As: "the Collector Earl"
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Finchingfield, Essex, England
Death: October 4, 1646 (61)
Padua, Veneto, Italy
Place of Burial: Arundel Castle, Arundel, Sussex, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Saint Philip Howard, 20th Earl of Arundel and Anne Dacre, Countess of Surrey
Husband of Lady Alethea Talbot, Baroness Furnivall
Father of Sir Henry Frederick Howard, 22nd Earl of Arundel; Anne Howard; James Howard, Lord Baron Maltravers; Ven Sir William Howard Viscount Stafford and unknown father of Edward Howard, of Bertie, NC
Brother of Elizabeth Howard

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About Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel

"Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel KG, (7 July 1585 – 4 October 1646) was a prominent English courtier during the reigns of King James I and King Charles I, but he made his name as a Grand Tourist and art collector rather than as a politician. When he died he possessed 700 paintings, along with large collections of sculpture, books, prints, drawings, and antique jewellery. Most of his collection of marble carvings, known as the Arundelian Marbles, was eventually left to the University of Oxford. He is sometimes referred as the 2nd Earl of Arundel; it depends on whether one views the earldom obtained by his father as a new creation or not. He was also 2nd or 4th Earl of Surrey, and later, he was created 1st Earl of Norfolk. Also known as 'the Collector Earl'."


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Citations / Sources:

[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume I, pages 255-258. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.

[S7] #44 Histoire de la maison royale de France anciens barons du royaume: et des grands officiers de la couronne (1726, reprint 1967-1968), Saint-Marie, Anselme de, (3rd edition. 9 volumes. 1726. Reprint Paris: Editions du Palais Royal, 1967-1968), FHL book 944 D5a; FHL microfilms 532,231-532,239., vol. 7 p. 90.

[S25] #798 The Wallop Family and Their Ancestry, Watney, Vernon James, (4 volumes. Oxford: John Johnson, 1928), FHL book Q 929.242 W159w; FHL microfilm 1696491 it., vol. 2 p. 448, vol. 3 p. 751.

[S66] #242 [1831 edition] A General and Heraldic Dictionary of the Peerages of England, Ireland, and Scotland, Extinct, Dormant, and in Abeyance (1831), Burke, John, (London: Henry Colburn and Richard Bentley, 1831), FHL book 942 D22bg 1831; FHL microfilm 845,453 ite., p. 513.

"Thomas Howard, who had been restored in 1603 to the earldoms of Arundel and Surrey, created earl marshal in 1621."

[S124] #240 Collins's Peerage of England, Genealogical, Biographical, and Historical, Greatly Augmented, and Continued to the Present Time (1812), Brydges, Sir Egerton,, (9 volumes. London: [T. Bensley], 1812), FHL book 942 D22be., vol. 1 p. 112.

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Thomas Howard, 21st Earl of Arundel's Timeline

July 7, 1585
Finchingfield, Essex, England
Age 21
August 15, 1608
Age 23
Whitehall, Westminster, Middlesex, England
Age 26
November 30, 1614
Age 29
October 4, 1646
Age 61
Padua, Veneto, Italy
March 2, 1929
Age 61
May 3, 1929
Age 61
April 11, 1946
Age 61