Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe ( / ˈmɑːrloʊ /; baptised 26 February 1564 – 30 May 1593), was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. [a] Marlowe is among the most famous of the Elizabethan playwrights.
Aug 31, 2022 · Christopher Marlowe, (baptized Feb. 26, 1564, Canterbury, Kent, Eng.—died May 30, 1593, Deptford, near London), Elizabethan poet and Shakespeare’s most important predecessor in English drama, who is noted especially for his establishment of dramatic blank verse. Early years
Jul 28, 2020 · Christopher Marlowe was a poet and playwright at the forefront of the 16th-century dramatic renaissance. Who Was Christopher Marlowe? While Christopher Marlowe's literary career lasted less than...
Christopher Marlowe 1564–1593 GL Archive / Alamy Stock Photo The achievement of Christopher Marlowe, poet and dramatist, was enormous—surpassed only by that of his exact contemporary, William Shakespeare. A few months the elder, Marlowe was usually the leader, although Shakespeare was able to bring his art to a higher perfection.
The Elizabethan poet, playwright, and translator Christopher Marlowe was baptized on February 26, 1564 in Canterbury, England. Little is known of his childhood or early education, but at age fifteen he enrolled as a scholar at the King’s School, Canterbury.
Marlowe was born in Canterbury in 1564 of a family that originated in Ospringe, today part of Faversham. His father, John, was a cobbler. Christopher went to King’s School, and was awarded a Matthew Parker scholarship which enabled him to study at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, from late 1580 until 1587, when he was awarded his MA.
Christopher Marlowe was the son of a wealthy Canterbury shoemaker who was an influential citizen in his community. Marlowe was born on February 6, 1564, and was baptized at Saint George's church in Canterbury on February 26. After attending King's School in Canterbury, Marlowe went to Corpus Christi College in Cambridge in December 1580.