1551 ca1615
an Early Modern British physician and clergyman, the inventor of modern shorthand. Bright graduated M.B. at Cambridge in 1574, received a license to practise medicine in the following year, and was created M.D. in 1579. Bright afterwards abandoned the medical profession and took holy orders. In 1588 he dedicated his treatise Characterie to Queen Elizabeth, who on 5 July 1591 presented him to the rectory of Methley in Yorkshire. Eight copies of Bright's Characterie (1588) are known to be in existence, but only four of them complete.
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