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Chapman, George

Born: 1559 AD
Died: 1634 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Dramatist, Poets

1559 – Born at Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

1593 – His earliest published works were the obscure philosophical poems The Shadow of Night.

1595 – Ovid’s Banquet of Sense.

1598 – He published his translation of the Iliad in installments.

1605 – He also wrote one noteworthy play in collaboration. Eastward Ho, written with Ben Jonson and John Marston, contained satirical references to the Scots which landed the authors in jail.

1607 – Bussy D’Ambois.

1608 – The Conspiracy and Tragedy of Charles, Duke of Byron.

1613 – Chapman wrote one of the most successful masques of the Jacobean era, The Memorable Masque of the Middle Temple and Lincoln’s Inn, performed on the 15th of February.

         – The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois.

1616 – The complete Iliad and Odyssey appeared in The Whole Works of Homer, the first complete English translation.

1634 – Died on the 12th of May in London, having lived his latter years in poverty and debt.

1639 – The Tragedy of Chabot, Admiral of France.