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Essay, Biography or Paragraph on “John Dryden” complete biography for Class 10, Class 12 and Graduation and other classes.

John Dryden

 

England : A great poet

Barn : 1631        Died : 1700

John Dryden was one of the greatest English poets. He was one of the prominent writers of seventeenth century and the latter part of that century is called ‘the age of Dryden’.

Dryden was born in Northamptonshire on August 9, 1631. He had his early education at Westminster school and then graduated from Cambridge University in 1654. He settled down in London, and married Elizabeth Howard in 1663. He was appointed as collector in the customs in 1683. He was divested of his post and pension in 1688 when he embraced the Catholic faith. Prior to this he was appointed as poet laureate in 1670. He died in 1700.

Dryden was adept in all literary forms. His famous works are: Of Dramatick Poisie, an Essay (1688), Astraea Redux, Annus Mirabilis, comedy: The Wild Gallant, Love Triumphant, The Conquest of Granada (1672), Aureng-Zeb (1675), All for Love (1678), The Medall, Absalom and Achitophel, Religio Laicie (1682), To the pious Memory of … Mrs Anne Killigrew (1686), A Song for St. Cecilia’s Day (1687), Don Sebastian (1690), The Hind and the Panther, Alexander’s Feast (1697) and Fable Ancient and Modern (1700).

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