John Dryden
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Born: August 9, 1631

Died: May 1, 1700 (age 68)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet, playwright

Bio: John Dryden was an influential English poet, literary critic, translator, and playwright who dominated 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. He was made Poet Laureate in 1668.

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