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Daniel, Samuel

Born: 1562 AD
Died: 1619 AD
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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.