Who is John Dryden?

  • (noun): The outstanding poet and dramatist of the Restoration (1631-1700).
    Synonyms: Dryden

John Dryden

John Dryden (9 August 1631 – 1 May 1700) 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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