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John Dryden
(1631 - 1700)

1631 Born 9 August at Oldwinkle All Saints, Northamptonshire, England
1650 Enters Trinity College, Cambridge
1654 Graduates as Bachelor of Arts
1662 The Wild Gallant published
1662 Elected to the Royal Society
1663 The Rival Ladies published
1663 Married 1 December to Lady Elizabeth Howard, eldest daughter of the Earl of Berkshire
1665 The Indian Emperor published
1667 The Maiden Queen, Sir Martin Marall and an adaptation of The Tempest
1668 The Mock Astrologer and Tyrannic Love, or the Royal Martyr
1668 Awarded the degree of M. A. by the Archbishop of Canterbury
1670 Made poet laureate and royal historiographer
1670 The first and second parts of Almanzor and Almahide, or the Conquest of Granada
1672 Marriage la Mode and The Assignation, or Love in a Nunnery
1673 Amboyna
1674 The State of Innocence
1676 Aurengzebe
1678 All for Love and Limberham
1679 Adaptation of Troilus and Cressida
1681 Spanish Friar
1681 Begins Absalom and Achitophel - completed at the end of 1682
1682 The Medal and Religio Laici
1684 Translates The History of the League from the French of Maimbourg.
1686 Converted to Catholicism
1687 The Hind and the Panther
1688 The Revolution deprives him of his laureateship, and other lucrative posts, on account of his refusal to take the oaths of allegiance to the new government
1688 Translates the Life of St. Francis Zavier from the French
1690 Don Sebastian and Amphitryon
1690s A Parallel of Poetry and Painting - prefix to his translation of Du Fresnoy's Art of Painting
1691 King Arthur
1692 Cleomenes
1693 A Discourse concerning the Original and Progress of Satire
1694 Love Triumphant
1699 Fables
1700 Dies in London, 30 April of inflammation caused by gout, and was buried in Westminster Abbey

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