Nicholas Rowe

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Birthday
20, 1674
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 6, 1718 (44)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
20, 1674
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 6, 1718 (44)

About

British poet, playwright, and author known for Ode for the New Year MDCCXVI and The Ambitious Stepmother. His other works include The Fair Penitent and The Biter.

Before Fame

He inherited his father's fortune when he was nineteen years old and gave up a budding law career to pursue writing.

Trivia

He became Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1715.

Family Life

He wed and had a son with a Miss Parsons. His second marriage was to Anne Devenish, with whom he had a daughter.

Associated With

He edited the works of William Shakespeare in 1709.