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 William Congreve

William Congreve

Birth
Bardsey, Metropolitan Borough of Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Death 19 Jan 1729 (aged 58)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 1273 · View Source
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Playwright. He was educated in Ireland, a friend and fellow student of Jonathan Swift, and turned to literature upon his arrival in London. An unsuccessful attempt at a novel, 'Incognita', was followed by the success of a comedy 'The Old Bachelor', which appeared in 1693. More comedies of manners followed. Anne Bracegirdle, an enchanting actress and a friend of the dramatist, largely contributed to their success. After his death, the monument was erected by Henrietta, Ducess of Malborough, to whom he left the bulk of his fortune, and she wrote the epitaph.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 1 Jan 2001
  • Find A Grave Memorial 1273
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Congreve (24 Jan 1670–19 Jan 1729), Find A Grave Memorial no. 1273, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .