Show Summary Details

Page of
PRINTED FROM Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. © Oxford University Press, 2019. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single article in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography for personal use (for details see Privacy Policy).

Cole, Humfreylocked

(d. 1591)
  • Silke Ackermann


Cole, Humfrey (d. 1591), mathematical instrument maker and die sinker, described himself as 'a English man born in ye north' (on a map of Palestine engraved in 1572), but neither the date or place of his birth nor his parents are known. Although the form of his name varies on his signed works, '...

You do not currently have access to this article


Please login to access the full content.


Access to the full content requires a subscription

National Archives of the United Kingdom, Public Record Office, London
Guildhall Library, London