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Johnson, Charles

Born: 1679 AD
Died: 1748 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Authors

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1679 - The birth of Charles Johnson, contemporary of the pirate biographer, playwright, poet, and “dunce”.

1710-1733 - He wrote seventeen plays and produced sixteen of them on the London stage, he became an object of ridicule in Alexander Pope’s The Dunciad.

1748 - He retired from the theater he married a young, wealthy widow, and he opened a tavern on Bow Street, Covent Garden. When his wife died, he sold the tavern, and he followed his wife to the grave on March 11th.

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