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