English Authors of the Renaissance


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George Chapman (1559?-1634); poet and dramatist - translated classics such as Homer's Iliad and Odyssey.

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Miles Coverdale (1488?-1569); translator - the Bible
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Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626); philosopher and essayist - New Atlantis; "The Advancement of Learning"

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Sir Thomas More (1478-1535); prose writer - Utopia
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Sir Philip Sidney (1554-1586); poet and novelist - "Astrophel and Stella", Arcadia

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William Shakespeare (1564-1616); dramatist and poet - As You Like It, Hamlet, MacBeth, King Lear, The Tempest, and others. "Sonnets"

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Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599); poet - The Faery Queen, "The Shepherds' Calendar"