Chapman, George

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Born: 1559? AD
Died: 1634 AD.

Nationality: English
Categories: Dramatist, Poets


1559 - Born at Hitchin in Hertfordshire.

1593 - His earliest published works were the obscure philosophical poems The Shadow of Night.

1595 - Ovid's Banquet of Sense.

1598 - He published his translation of the Iliad in installments.

1605 - He also wrote one noteworthy play in collaboration. Eastward Ho, written with Ben Jonson and John Marston, contained satirical references to the Scots which landed the authors in jail.

1607 - Bussy D'Ambois.

1608 - The Conspiracy and Tragedy of Charles, Duke of Byron.

1613 - Chapman wrote one of the most successful masques of the Jacobean era, The Memorable Masque of the Middle Temple and Lincoln's Inn, performed on the 15th of February.

         - The Revenge of Bussy D'Ambois.

1616 - The complete Iliad and Odyssey appeared in The Whole Works of Homer, the first complete English translation.

1634 - Died on the 12th of May in London, having lived his latter years in poverty and debt.

1639 - The Tragedy of Chabot, Admiral of France.




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