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Thomas Overbury
  • Name: Thomas Overbury
  • Died: 09/14/1613
  • Born: 1581
  • Occupation: Poet, courtier
  • Known for: Poetry, his murder

Sir Thomas Overbury (baptized 1581 – 14 September 1613) was an English poet and essayist, also known for being the victim of a murder which led to a scandalous trial. His poem A Wife (also referred to as The Wife), which depicted the virtues that a young man should demand of a woman, played a large role in the events that precipitated his murder.

Birth Name: Thomas Overbury

School: Queen’s College, Oxford

Alias: Thomas Overbury

Birth Place: Compton Scorpion, Warwickshire, England

Death Place: Tower of London, London

Source: Wikipedia

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