Dryden, John

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Name
Dryden, John Gender: M
born on 9 August 1631 Jul.Cal. (19 Aug 1631 greg.) at 17:35 (= 5:35 PM )
Place Thrapston, England, 52n24, 0w32
Timezone LMT m0w32 (is local mean time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°16' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 23°48 Asc.s_capcol.18.gif 17°50'



John Dryden

Biography

British writer; poet, dramatist and critic known as the greatest writer of the Restoration period and the true founder of English Literary criticism. Educated at Westminster School and Trinity College in Cambridge, his first publication was in 1659 and his comedies and tragedies started appearing in 1675. Dryden was appointed poet laureate in 1670, losing the honor in 1685 after becoming a Catholic and the accession of the Protestant King. He had a great influence on English poetry. An able astrologer, he left his own horoscope in his papers.

He married Lady Elizabeth Howard in 1663. Dryden died on 1 May 1700 in London, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Work : New Career 1659 (First publication released)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1663 (Lady Elizabeth Howard)
  • Work : Prize 1670 (Appointed poet laureate)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1675 (Comedies started appearing)
  • Work : Lose social status 1685 (Lost laureate honor)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 1 May 1700 Jul.Cal. (12 May 1700 greg.) in London (Age 68)
    chart Placidus Equal_H.

Source Notes

Data from his own chart given in MA 4/32.

(August 9, 1631 OS)

Categories

  • Vocation : Occult Fields : Astrologer
  • Vocation : Writers : Critic
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Poet laureate)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection