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Davenant [D'Avenant], Sir William (1606–1668), poet, playwright, and theatre manager

Mary Edmond

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/7197

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Davenant [D'Avenant], Sir William (1606–1668), poet, playwright, and theatre manager, was the second of four sons of John Davenant, vintner, and Jane, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Sheppard.

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

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