John Wilmot

John Wilmot may refer to:

  • John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647–1680), English libertine, friend of King Charles II, and writer of satirical and bawdy poetry
  • Sir John Eardley Wilmot PC (1709–1792), Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 1766–1771
  • John Wilmot (politician) (1748–1815), MP for Tiverton and later for Coventry
  • Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, 1st Baronet (1783–1847), Governor of Tasmania, MP for Warwickshire North 1832–1843
  • Sir John Eardley-Wilmot, 2nd Baronet (1810–1892), MP for Warwickshire South 1874–1885
  • John Wilmot, 1st Baron Wilmot of Selmeston (1895–1964), British Labour Party MP and Minister of Supply
  • John McNeil Wilmot (ca 1755–1847), Canadian politician

Famous quotes containing the words john wilmot and/or john:

    Mountains of Whimseys, heaped in his own Brain,
    Stumbling from thought to thought, falls headlong down
    Into Doubt’s boundless Sea, where like to drown,
    Books bear him up a while, and make him try
    To swim with Bladders of Philosophy,
    John Wilmot, 2d Earl Of Rochester (1647–1680)

    Think of what our Nation stands for,
    Books from Boots’ and country lanes,
    Free speech, free passes, class distinction,
    Democracy and proper drains.
    —Sir John Betjeman (1906–1984)