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  1. John Dryden, (born Aug. 9, 1631, Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, Eng.—died May 1, 1700, London), British poet, dramatist, and literary critic. The son of a country gentleman, Dryden was educated at the University of Cambridge.

  2. 1658. Heroic Stanzas on the Death of Oliver Cromwell. 1913. Why should a foolish marriage vow. John Dryden - Born on August 9, 1631, John Dryden was the leading poet and literary critic of his day and he served as the first official Poet Laureate of England.

  3. John Dryden - Poet, Satire, Restoration: Since the publication of Annus Mirabilis 12 years earlier, Dryden had given almost all his time to playwriting. If he had died in 1680, it is as a dramatist that he would be chiefly remembered.

  4. Nov 18, 2021 · John Dryden. Born:August 19, 1631, Northamptonshire, England. Died:May 12, 1700 (aged 68), London, England. Notable Works:“Absalom and Achitophel”, “Marriage à-la-Mode”, “Mac Flecknoe”, “The Indian Queen”, “The Conquest of Granada of the Spaniards”, “King Arthur”, “Secret Love, or the Maiden Queen”, “Annus ...

  5. Oct 13, 2009 · FINIS. After John Donne and John Milton, John Dryden was the greatest English poet of the 17th century. After William Shakespeare and Ben Jonson, he was the greatest playwright. And he has no peer as a writer of prose, especially literary criticism, and as a translator.

  6. Dryden, John (1631–1700), poet, playwright, and critic, was born on 9 August 1631 at Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, the eldest of the fourteen children of Erasmus Dryden (c.1602–1654), son of Sir Erasmus Dryden (1553–1632) of Canons Ashby, and his wife, Mary (d. 1676), daughter of the Revd Henry Pickering (1564–1637) of Aldwincle. The ...

  7. May 14, 2018 · DRYDEN, JOHN (1631 – 1700), English poet, playwright, critic, and translator. Dryden was born on 9 August 1631 at Aldwinkle, Northamptonshire, the son of Erasmus Dryden and Mary (nee Pickering). He was educated at Westminster School, London, and Trinity College, Cambridge.

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