Jonson, Ben (M)

Surname: Jonson
Forename(s): Ben
b. 11 June 1572. d. August 1637. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Prominent playwright and poet. Born in London. Married Anne Lewis on 14 November 1594. Author of Every Man in his Humour (1594), in which Shakespeare had a lead role. Many of his plays were performed at court. Imprisoned for killing an actor in a duel (1598). Briefly converted to Catholicism (1598-1610). Author of the poetry volumes Epigrams (1616) and The Forest (1616). Became Britain’s Poet Laureate in 1616. Biographical information: ODNB. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 3
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
“Queen and Huntress, chaste and fair” 1835-01-03 The Penny Magazine Poet 15872
The Grace of Simplicity 1854-09-23 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6259
A Poet Ape 1884-08 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8186