Benjamin "Ben" Jonson (c. 11 Juin 1572 – 6 August 1637) wis an Inglis playwricht, poet, actor, an leeterar creetic o the 17t century, whase airteestry exertit a lastin impact upon Inglis poetry an stage comedy. He popularised the comedy o humours. He is best kent for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) an Bartholomew Fair (1614) an for his lyric poetry; he is generally regairdit as the seicont maist important Inglis playwright during the reign o James I efter William Shakespeare.[2]

Ben Jonson
Benjamin Jonson by Abraham van Blyenberch.jpg
Ben Jonson (c. 1617), bi Abraham Blyenberch; ile on canvas painting at the National Portrait Gallery, Lunnon
Bornc. 11 Juin 1572
Wastmeenster, Lunnon, Ingland
Dee'd(1637-08-06)6 August 1637 (aged 65)
Lunnon,[1] Ingland
ThriftPlaywricht, poet, an actor



  1. Ben Jonson - Bibliotheca Alexandrina
  2. "Ben Jonson". Encyclopedia Britannica.