1562? - Daniel was born near Taunton in Somerset, the son of a music-master.
1579 - Admitted to Magdalen Hall at Oxford University.
1592 - Wrote cycle of sonnets to Delia and the romance called "The Complaint of Rosamond".
1595 - Wrote poem "A History of the Civil Wars between York and Lancaster".
1599-1619 - Unofficial British poet laureate.
1602 - Wrote "Defence of Ryme".
1603 - He was appointed master of the queen's revels.
1612 - Daniel published a prose History of England.
1619 - Daniel died near Devizes in Wiltshire on 14th of October.
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