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Ben Jonson

Ben Jonson

Benjamin Jonson was an English playwright, poet, actor, and literary critic, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. He is best known for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour , Volpone, or The Fox , The Alchemist and Bartholomew Fair and for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry; he is generally regarded as the second most important English playwright during the reign of James VI and I after William Shakespeare.

Birth: c. 11 June 1572, London, England

Died: 6 August 1637 (aged 65)

Nickname: Ben Jonson

Occupation: Playwright, poet, and actor

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