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Ford, John

Born: 1586 AD
Died: 1639 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Dramatist, Writers

1586 – Born in Ilsington, Devon on the 17th of April.


1601 – He was admitted to Exeter College, Oxford on the 26th of March, but this was when the dramatist had not yet reached his sixteenth birthday.


1602 – He entered the Middle Temple, one of the London Inns of Court.


1608 – On June, he had enough money to be readmitted to the Middle Temple.


1621 – He turn to writing for the stage.


1622-1624 – He collaborated on at least five plays with Thomas Dekker, John Webster, and Samuel Rowley  all experienced and successful dramatists.


1625 – Ford worked alone, writing about a dozen plays.


1629 – Wrote play, "The Lover’s Melancholy".


1633 – Wrote play,"Tis Pity She’s a Whore", ”The Broken Heart".


1634 – "Chronicle History of Perkin Warbeck".


1638 – "The Lady’s Trial".


1639 – His last known play was printed. No record of his death or burial has been found.