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John Gay
  • 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

Source: Wikipedia

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