Kent, John

Author and translator.

Wrote pseudonymous letters against the ministry in the Public Advertiser (1769). Translated François-Jean de Chastellux’s De la Félicité publique (1772) as An Essay on Public Happiness … (2 vols., London: T. Cadell, 1774). Reworked John Campbell’s Lives of the Admirals and published it as Biographia Nautica … (4 vols., London, 1776-77). Junius, the unknown with the famous pseudonym, identified him as “a young man of good parts.”