A Short History of English Literature

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Chronological table of writers (by date of birth)

born died

born

died

1295

Richard Rolle 1349

?1316

John Barbour 1395

c.1330

John Gower 1408

c.1332

William Langland c.1400

c.1340

Geoffrey Chaucer 1400

1342

Julian of Norwich 1416

?1370

John Hoccleve ?1450

John Lydgate 1452

1394

King James I 1437

c.1408

Sir Thomas Malory 1471

c.1430

Robert Henryson 1506

c.1460

John Skelton 1529

William Dunbar c.1530

1475

Gavin Douglas 1522

1478

Sir Thomas More 1535

1488

Miles Coverdale 1568

1489

Thomas Cranmer 1556

c.1490

Sir Thomas Elyot 1546

?1494

William Tyndale 1536

?1497

John Heywood ?1580

1503

Sir Thomas Wyatt 1542

1505

Nicholas Udall 1556

1515

Roger Ascham 1568

1517

Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey 1547

c.1520

Raphael Holinshed c.1580

?1525

John Stow 1605

c.1529

George Puttenham 1590

c.1530

George Gascoigne 1577

1532

Thomas Norton 1584

1534

William Harrison 1593

?1535

Thomas North ?1601

1536

Thomas Sackville 1608

1537

Thomas Preston 1598

c.1543

Thomas Deloney 1600

?1552

Edmund Spenser 1599

c.1552

Sir Walter Ralegh 1618

1553

Richard Hakluyt 1616

1554

Sir Fulke Greville 1628

c.1554

Richard Hooker 1600

John Lyly 1606

1554

Sir Philip Sidney 1586

1555

Lancelot Andrewes 1626

1556

George Peele ?1597

1558

Thomas Kyd 1594

Thomas Lodge 1625

c.1560

George Chapman ?1634

Robert Greene 1592

1561

Francis Bacon 1626

Robert Southwell 1595

1562

Samuel Daniel 1619

1563

Michael Drayton 1631

1564

Christopher Marlowe 1593

William Shakespeare 1616

1567

Thomas Campion 1620

Thomas Nashe 1601

1568

Sir Henry Wotton 1639

c.1569

Barnabe Barnes 1609

1569

Sir John Davies 1626

?1570

Thomas Dekker 1632

1572

John Donne 1631

Ben Jonson 1637

1574

Joseph Hall 1656

c.1574

Thomas Heywood 1641

c.1575

Cyril Tourneur 1626

1576

John Marston 1634

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