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Thomas Nashe
Birth: Nov., 1567
Death: 1601

Author. A graduate of Cambridge and one of the "University Wits", he was a brilliant satirist and one of the most original writers of the Elizabethan period. He is best known today for his book "The Unfortunate Traveller" (1594); its narrative structure and wealth of realistic detail make it an important forerunner of the modern novel. His only surviving play, "Summer's Last Will and Testament" (1592), contains the famous lyric, "Adieu, farewell, Earth's bliss". In his own day Nashe was notorious for his pugnacious personality and for his long-running feud with the academic writer Gabriel Harvey, which took the form of vicious satirical pamphlets published by both men. In 1597 Nashe co-wrote a play with Ben Jonson, "The Isle of Dogs", which the government judged seditious; Jonson was imprisoned and Nashe fled London, never to return. He resurfaced in East Anglia and wrote a final pamphlet, "Nashe's Lenten Stuff" (1598), but the following year all of his writings were banned and the man disappeared from history. A 1601 publication refers to Nashe as dead, though when, where, and how he died will probably never be known. (bio by: Bobb Edwards) 
 
Burial:
Body lost or destroyed
Specifically: Location unknown to historians
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Bobb Edwards
Record added: Jul 20, 2004
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Thomas Nashe
Added by: Bobb Edwards
 
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-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012
Cheers.
-Anonymous
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012
I light a candle for Thomas Nashe ...
- Candles
 Added: Jan. 21, 2012
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