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Congreve, William (1670–1729), playwright and poet

C. Y. Ferdinand and D. F. McKenzie

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/6069

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Congreve, William (1670–1729), playwright and poet, was born on either 24 or 31 January 1670 in Bardsey Grange, Yorkshire, the son of William Congreve (1637–1708) and his wife, Mary (1636?–1715), daughter of Mary, née Bright, and Walter Browning (d. 1636). Congreve's mother was the great-granddaughter of ...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights) ; Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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