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1653 – Birth year of Thomas D’Urfey, is a English dramatist and songwriter.   1676 – He wrote 500 songs, and 32 plays, starting with The Siege of Memphis.   Wrote plays "The Fond Husband" 1676, "The Virtuous Wife" 1680, and "Wonders in the Sun, or, The Kingdom of the Birds" 1706.   1698 – ..

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1921 – Born in Konolfingen in the Emmental in the canton of Bern on the 5th of January. 1941 – Dürrenmatt began a study of philosophy and German language and literature at the University of Zurich. 1943 – He decided to become an author and stopped his academic career. 1945 – He wrote his first ..

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1631 – Dryden was born in the village rectory of Aldwinkle near Oundle in Northamptonshire. 1644 – Dryden was sent to Westminster School as a King’s Scholar where his headmaster was Dr Richard Busby, a charismatic teacher and severe disciplinarian. 1650 – Dryden went up to Trinity College, Cambridge where he would have experienced a ..

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1606 – Born in Oxford, on the 28th of February, the son of Jane Shepherd Davenant and John Davenant, proprietor of the Crown Tavern (or Crown Inn) and mayor of Oxford.   1620 – Attended Lincoln College, Oxford, but left before gaining any degree.   Wrote plays "The Cruel Brother" 1630, "The Wits" 1636, opera ..

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US dramatist and theater manager   1838 – Born on the 20th of July in Plymouth, North Carolina.   1859 – He was dramatic critic for several New York papers and he adapted or wrote a number of plays.   1867 – Wrote Gaslight being his first success.   1869 – Became the manager of ..

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Italian adventurer, author, and soldier   1863 – Born in Pescara (Abruzzo), on the 12th of March, to Francesco Rapagnetta a wealthy landowner and mayor of the town, to which he legally added d’Annunzio.   1879 – Published his first poetry at the age of 16 with a small volume of verses called Primo Vere. ..

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French dramatist   wrote plays "Medea" 1635 (also "Medee"), "Le Cid" 1636, "Horace" 1639, "Cinna" 1639, "Polyeucte" 1640, "Le Menteur" 1642, "The Death of Pompey" 1643, "Oedipus" 1659 (also "Oedipe") 2.7 / 5 ( ..

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