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Sir John Denham

Sir John Denham

Birth
Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
Death 19 Mar 1669 (aged 53–54)
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot Poets Corner, name is on Abraham Cowley's marker, actual grave is unmarked
Memorial ID 7058 · View Source
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Poet. He was the lord chief baron of the exchequer of Ireland and was educated at Trinity College Oxford, England. He began his literary career as a poet with “The Sophy” (1641), followed by his much acclaimed “Cooper's Hill” (1642), which is the first example in English of a poem devoted to local description. It is the first example in English of a poem devoted to local description and received extravagant praise from English writer Samuel Johnson. He also published books of verse such as “The Anatomy of Play” (1651), “Windsor Forest” (1655) and “The Destruction of Troy” (1656). In 1663, he was also made a Knight of the Bath.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 23 Nov 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7058
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sir John Denham (1615–19 Mar 1669), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7058, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .