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Christopher Marlowe (1564–1593)

Marlowe, Christopher. A noted English poet and dramatist; born at Canterbury about 1564; killed at Deptford, June 1, 1593. Soon after graduating at Cambridge (1583), he became dramatist to the “Lord Admiral’s Company,” London, which produced most of his plays. Among them were the tragedies: ‘Tamburlaine’ (parts I. and II.); ‘Life and Death of Dr. Faustus’; ‘The Jew of Malta’; and ‘Edward II.’ Many believe him to have been the author of the second and third parts of Shakespeare’s ‘Henry VI.’ He wrote also the first part of a narrative poem, ‘Hero and Leander,’ completed afterward by George Chapman. (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).