Abraham Fleming (Flemyng) (1552?-1607) was an English clergyman, and a prolific writer, translator, contributor to others' texts, editor and poet.
Most likely born in Holborn, London between 1548 and 1552, Fleming matriculated at Peterhouse, Cambridge as a sizar (a poor student who performed duties in return for his tuition) in November 1570, and graduated with a B.A. in 1582. It is likely that Fleming interspersed his studies at Cambridge with extended visits in London to write and translate popular texts on a range of themes, some of which remain in print today. He began his career in spectacular style, becoming the first ever person to translate a complete Virgilian text (the "Bucoliks") into English in 1575 and he followed this up th… Go to person page >