Charles Cotton

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Birthday
28, 1630
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 16, 1687 (56)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
28, 1630
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 16, 1687 (56)

About

A seventeenth-century British writer, translator, and poet, he is most famous for his work on the first edition of The Compleat Gamester (a reference guide detailing the rules of popular games). He also contributed to The Compleat Angler.

Before Fame

He traveled to France before inheriting his father's English estate at the age of twenty-eight.

Trivia

He owned a fishing cottage and published an instructional manual for the practice of fly fishing.

Family Life

He married Isabella Hutchinson, his cousin, in 1656, and the pair later had a daughter. After his first wife's death, he wed the Countess of Ardglass.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge praised Cotton's literary style.

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