John Dryden
(1631-1700)

Died aged 68

John Dryden (/ˈdraɪdən/; 19 August [O.S. 9 August] 1631 – 12 May [O.S. 1 May] 1700) was an English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who was made England's first Poet Laureate in 1668. He is seen as dominating the literary life of Restoration England to such a point that the period came to be known in literary circles as the Age of Dryden. Walter Scott called him "Glorious John."

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Commemorated on 2 plaques

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John Dryden poet. lived here. B.1631. D.1700.

43 Gerrard Street, Westminster, W1, London, United Kingdom where they lived

On the 19th December 1679 in the alley by the Lamb & Flag the poet John Dryden was nearly done to death by rogues hired by the Earl of Rochester

Rose Street, London, United Kingdom where they was