About Ben Jonson

Works Online

(On) Lord Francis Bacon
Alchemist, The
Essay On Shakespeare
Poems Of Ben Jonson


06/11/1572 Ben Jonson`s life began in London on June 11, 1572

1598 Jonson killed an actor named Gabriel Spencer in a duel, and was arrested and tried at the Old Bailey on a charge of murder. He escaped death (hanging) only by claiming benefit of clergy, and was imprisoned.

1598 Every Man in His Humour (had a cast including William Shakespeare)

1599 Every Man Out of His Humour

1600 Cynthia`s Revels

1603 Sejanus, His Fall

1605 Jonson was appointed court poet

1610 The Alchemist

1614 Bartholomew Fair

1616 He was created poet laureate.

08/06/1637 Ben Jonson died on August 6, 1637 and was buried under a plain slab in Westminster Abbey. The slab was later inscribed with the words, "O rare Ben Jonson".




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