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John Howard Payne (1791–1852)

Payne, John Howard. An American dramatist and author; born in New York City, June 9, 1791; died in Tunis, Africa, April 10, 1852. A precocious child, a successful actor and author, his chief fame rests upon the lyric ‘Home, Sweet Home,’ which occurs in one of his dramas, the ‘Maid of Milan.’ From 1841 until his death he was consul at Tunis; his remains were removed to Washington in 1883. Of his plays ‘Brutus,’ ‘Virginius,’ and ‘Charles II.’ still remain popular.