1631–1700

Introduction

Born: Au­gust 9, 1631, Ald­win­kle, North­amp­tons­hire, Eng­land.

Died: May 1, 1700, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Buried: West­min­ster Ab­bey, Lon­don, Eng­land.

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Biography

The son of Pu­ri­tans, Dry­den was ed­u­cat­ed at Tri­ni­ty Col­lege, Cam­bridge (BA 1654).

He was ap­point­ed Po­et Laur­e­ate and His­tor­i­o­graph­er Roy­al in 1670.

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