John Dryden (/ˈdrdən/; 19 August [A.S. 9 August] 1631 – 12 May [A.S. 1 May] 1700) wis an Inglis poet, leeterar creetic, translator, an playwricht wha wis made Ingland's first Poet Laureate in 1668.[1]

John Dryden
John Dryden by John Michael Wright, 1668 (detail), National Portrait Gallery, London.JPG
Born9 August 1631(1631-08-09)
Aldwincle, Thrapston, Northamptonshire, Ingland
Dee'd1 Mey 1700(1700-05-01) (aged 68)
Lunnon, Ingland
Thriftpoet, leeterary creetic, playwricht, librettist
Alma materWestminster School
Trinity College, Cambridge
Notable warksAbsalom and Achitophel, Mac Flecknoe, The Hind and the Panther


  1. "John Dryden (British author) - Encyclopedia Britannica". Retrieved 2014-05-13.