William Cartwright

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Birthday
1, 1611
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 29, 1643 (32)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
1, 1611
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 29, 1643 (32)

About

English playwright and preacher who became known for his 1636 work The Royal Slave along with his many other works.

Before Fame

He earned two degrees from Christ Church, Oxford.

Trivia

He is sometimes classified as a Son of Ben, which is a member of a group of 17th-century comedic playwrights who wrote in the style of Ben Jonson.

Family Life

His father was William Cartwright of Gloucestershire.

Associated With

He and Jean Racine were both 17th-century dramatists.

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