1631-1700

August 9, 1631, Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, England.

May 1, 1700, London, England.

Westminster Abbey, London, England.

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The son of Puritans, Dryden was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge (BA 1654). He was appointed Poet Laureate and Historiographer Royal in 1670. His works include:

  1. Creator Spirit, by Whose Aid