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Aphra Behn
Birth: Dec., 1640
Harbledown
Kent, England
Death: Apr. 16, 1689, England

Author. The first woman known to earned a living by writing. Her best known play is 'the Rover' and her best-known novel 'Oroonoko' , claimed to be 'the first philosophical novel in English'. Spied for England during the Dutch Wars of 1675-1677, after which her poverty (which led her to the debtor's prison) drove her to writing. 'Here lies a proof that wit can never be/Defence enough against mortality.' 
 
Inscription:
Here lies a Proof that Wit can never be
Defence enough against Mortality
 
Burial:
Westminster Abbey
Westminster
Greater London, England
Plot: The Cloister
 
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Record added: Jul 03, 2000
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