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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 | ISBN: 9780198614111
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/4204
Butler, Samuel (bap. 1613, d. 1680), poet


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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