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Butler, Samuel (bap. 1613, d. 1680), poet

A. H. de Quehen

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/4204

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Butler, Samuel (bap. 1613, d. 1680), poet, was baptized on 14 February 1613 at Strensham, Worcestershire, the fifth of the eight children of Samuel Butler (d. 1626) and his wife, Mary (d. 1648). The Butlers were a family of yeoman farmers, increasingly prosperous in recent generations. The poet's father leased ...

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