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Dryden, John (1631–1700), poet, playwright, and critic

Paul Hammond

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/8108

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Dryden, John (1631–1700), poet, playwright, and critic, was born on 9 August 1631 at Aldwincle, Northamptonshire, the eldest of the fourteen children of Erasmus Dryden (c.1602–1654), son of Sir Erasmus Dryden (1553–1632) of Canons Ashby, and his wife, Mary (d...

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

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