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Ben Jonson
  • Name: Ben Jonson
  • Died: 08/15/1637
  • Born: c. 11 June 1572
  • Occupation: Playwright, poet

Benjamin Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – c. 16 August 1637) was an English playwright and poet, 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 (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) and Bartholomew Fair (1614) and for his lyric and epigrammatic poetry. “He is generally regarded as the second most important English dramatist, after William Shakespeare, during the reign of James I.”

Birth Place: Westminster, London, England

Death Place: London, England

Source: Wikipedia

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