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2nd Duke of Buckingham George Villiers

(1628—1687) politician and wit


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(1628–87),

a prominent figure in the reign of Charles II, famed for his debauchery, his amorous adventures, and the vicissitudes of his public life. He was the author of verses, satires, and the burlesque The Rehearsal (printed 1672). He was the Zimri of Dryden's Absalom and Achitophel and figures in Scott's Peveril of the Peak.

Subjects: Theatre — Literature.


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