Hare, Augustus William

BORN 17 Nov 1792, Roma, Lazio - DIED 18 Feb 1834, Roma, Lazio
GRAVE LOCATION Roma, Lazio: Cimitero Acattolico, Via Caio Cestio 6 (Parte Antica, Plot 61 (gravestone 41))

Augustus William Hare was the son of the author Francis-Hare Naylor (1753-1815). He was also the godson of Sir William Jones and his widow sent him to study at Winchester College and at New College, Oxford. Lady Jones wanted him to qualify to take orders and she was offended by his reluctance to do so. He stayed in Italy for a long time and returned to New College as a tutor in 1818.

In 1825 he was finally ordained in Winchester College Chapel. Together with his brother Julius Hare he wrote "Guesses at Truth", a collection of essays. In 1829 he married Maria Leycester, the daughter of the rector of Stoke-upon-Terne. He became incumbent to the parish of Alton Barnes around in 1831. There he wrote two volumes of sermons before he went to Italy in 1834 as a result of failing health. He died in Rome in February, 1834 and was buried at the Protestant Cemetery.


The grave of Augustus William Hare at the Cimitero Acattolico, Rome.
Picture by Androom (23 Jan 2010)


• Browning, D.C. (editor), Dictionary of Literary biography, Dent, London, 1958
Augustus William Hare - Wikipedia

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Published: 17 Mar 2019
Last update: 02 Apr 2023