Born: 1584 AD
Died: 1616 AD, at 32 years of age.
1584 - Francis Beaumont was born in Grace Dieu, Leicestershire. Beaumont was the son of Sir Francis Beaumont of Grace Dieu, Leicestershire, a justice of the common pleas. An English dramatist.
1597 - Educated at Broadgates Hall (now Pembroke College, Oxford).
1600 - Left the University without a degree and followed in his father's footsteps by entering the Inner Temple in London.
- Became a student of poet and playwright Ben Jonson. He was also acquainted with Michael Drayton.
1602 - Appeared his first work, Salmacis and Hermaphroditus.
1607 - Wrote play "The Woman Hater", with John Fletcher co-wrote plays "The Knight of the Burning Pestle", "Philaster", "The Maid's Tragedy", "A King and No King", "Cupid's Revenge", "The Coxcomb".
1609 - Two collaborated on Philaster, which was performed by the King's Men at the Globe Theatre and at Blackfriars.
1611 - Beaumont's The Knight of the Burning Pestle, first performed by the Children of the Blackfriars.
- Rejected by an audience who, the publisher's epistle to the quarto claims, failed to note and took Beaumont's satire of old-fashioned drama as an old-fashioned drama.
1613 - Married to Ursula, daughter and co-heiress of Henry Isley of Sundridge in Kent, by whom he had two daughters.
1616 - Beaumont died and was buried in Westminster Abbey.
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