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– Greatest English dramatist and poet.   – Considered to be England’s national poet.   1564 – Born in Stratford-upon-Avon in April , the son of John Shakespeare, a successful glover and alderman from Snitterfield, and of Mary Arden, a daughter of the gentry.   1582 – At the age of 18, he married Anne ..

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1685 – Born in Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. English "painter, architect, and the father of modern gardening", as Horace Walpole in his Anecdotes of Painting describes him. 1710-1719 – He found patrons, who sent him to study in Italy; and at Rome he made other friends, among them Lord Burlington, with whom he returned to England. ..

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