Nicholas Rowe

Nicholas Rowe

Birth
Little Barford, Bedford Borough, Bedfordshire, England
Death 6 Dec 1718 (aged 44)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot Poet's Corner
Memorial ID 102821611 · View Source
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Playwright, Poet, Editor. He was England's Poet Laureate from 1715 until his death. Rowe's tragedies "The Fair Penitent" (1703) and "Jane Shore" (1714) were staples of the English repertory for over a century. He also published the first attempt at a critical edition of Shakespeare's plays (1709) and was The Bard's first biographer. Burial was in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey, where an elaborate memorial was dedicated to him in 1742. During renovations in the 1930s Rowe's monument was moved to the Abbey's South Triforium, and is no longer accessible to the public. An inscription on a bench notes the original site.

Bio by: Bobb Edwards


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Todd Whitesides
  • Added: 30 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102821611
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Nicholas Rowe (20 Jun 1674–6 Dec 1718), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102821611, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .