- Name: John Gay
- Born: 06/30/1685
- Died: 12/04/1732 (47 years old)
John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar’s Opera (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.
Works: The Beggar’s Opera
Birth Place: Barnstaple, England
Death Place: London, England