Charles Sedley
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Born: 1639

Died: 1701 (age 62)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Dramatist

Bio: Sir Charles Sedley, 5th Baronet was an English wit, dramatist and politician, ending his career as Speaker of the House of Commons.

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