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D'Urfey, Thomas (also Tom Durfey)

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Born: 1653 AD
Died: 1723 AD, at 70 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Dramatist, Songwriter

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1653 - Birth year of Thomas D'Urfey, is a English dramatist and songwriter.

 

1676 - He wrote 500 songs, and 32 plays, starting with The Siege of Memphis.

 

Wrote plays "The Fond Husband" 1676, "The Virtuous Wife" 1680, and "Wonders in the Sun, or, The Kingdom of the Birds" 1706.

 

1698 - He wrote The Campaigners as a reply and satire of Jeremy Collier's anti-theatrical scourges.

 

1698-1720 - His multi-volume Wit and Mirth, or Pills to Purge Melancholy, is a collection of songs and ballads.

 

1723 - He died on 26th of February and was buried at the fashionable church of St. James's, Piccadilly in London.

 

"All animals, except man, know that the principal business of life is to enjoy It" - Thomas D'Urfey.

 

 

 


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