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Jonson, Ben

Record IDcnp01317565
Biographical Data1572 - 1637
Place of BirthWestminster
Place of DeathLondon
Last Edit2019-09-25

General Note

Playwright and poet. Of Scottish descent. Born London 1572/3. Attended a small parish school, then Westminster School, possibly admitted to St John's College, Cambridge for a few weeks (lack of money). Began work as a bricklayer for stepfather's business by 1590. Maintained guild membership even at the height of his career as a warrant of social standing. Joined English expeditionary forces to the Low Countries, early 1590s. Entered the theatre on his return but place and exact date are unclear. Earliest surviving play performed 1597. Next play, The Isle of Dogs caused great offence to the Queen, arrested and imprisoned for "Leude and mutynous behavior" Aug 1597. Released Oct 1597. Wrote many plays 1597-99, most have now disappeared. Every Man in his Humour, 1598, very successful. Indicted for manslaughter, 1598 (killed an actor in a duel). Escaped execution but branded as a convicted felon. Every Man out of his Humour performed 1599, The Fountain of Self-Love Sept 1600-May 1601, Poetaster 1601. Wrote a great deal on James I's accession to the throne, particularly royal entertainments. First commission for a court masque 1605, many more in the years to come. Famous, but recurrent troubles with authority 1603-12, briefly imprisoned 1605 for Eastward Ho!, charged with "popperie and treason" for Sejanus, charges of recusancy, Epicene banned. Set off for France and the Netherlands 1612-13. Granted royal pension Feb 1616. Folio edition Workes published Nov 1616. Visited Edinburgh 1618-9. Honorary degree, Oxford, 1619. Scholarly standing recognised by 1620s. Position at court less secure after Charles I's accession. The Staple of News performed 1626, The New Inn 1629, A Tale of a Tub 1633. Suffering from palsy and in poverty by 1628. Love's Triumph by Callipolis Jan 1631, Chloridia,Feb 1631, The Magnetic Lady 1632. Died London, Aug 1637.
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Maschinell verknuepft mit DBL-Retro-Titeldaten
Poète et auteur dramatique. - Né en 1572 ou 1573
Engl. Dramtiker und Lyriker

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Further Biographical Data1572/3-1637
11.06.1572-06.08.1637. Geburtsdatum ca. lt. Wikipedia
Intellectual ResponsibilityAuteur
Primary Language(s)English
Profession / OccupationText
ActivityPersonen zu Literaturgeschichte (Schriftsteller) (12.2p) (sswd)
Dramatiker (gnd)
Lyriker (gnd)
Schriftsteller (gnd)
Geographic NoteGroßbritannien
GB (iso3166)
NationalityUnited Kingdom

Place of Activity

Place of BirthLondres (Royaume-Uni) (1573)
Lieu de naissance
Place of DeathLondres (Royaume-Uni) (1637)
Lieu de mort


HeadingJonson, Ben
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Jonson, Ben
used in: Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany; British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - AACR2 Heading, London (United Kingdom); British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - GK Heading, London (United Kingdom); Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany); Middle Temple Library, London (United Kingdom)
Jonson, Ben
used in: Biblioteka Narodowa, Warszawa
Jonson, Ben
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
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Found inProv. Reg. Notes. — LOC. — DNB. — LCAuth. — LCNA(AACR2). — BSDNAL. — M. — LCAuth. — Alchemik / Ben Jonson ; przeł. [z ang.] i posłowiem opatrzył Juliusz Kydryński. - Kraków, 1982. — BNB. — Brit. — BN Cat. gén.. — DNB. — The new inn / Ben Jonson ; ed. M. Hattaway , 1984. — Every man in his humour : a comedy / written by Ben Johnson, 1776. — M. — LCAuth. — Enc. Brit.. — Wikipedia: Stand: 03.08.2018: https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ben_Jonson&oldid=852995067. — The new inn / Ben Jonson ; ed. M. Hattaway , 1984. — Every man in his humour : a comedy / written by Ben Johnson, 1776. — DNB. — BN Cat. gén.
Imprint SourcesChapman, George: Eastward hoe. - 1605
Ionsonus virbius or, the memorie of Ben. Johnson. - 1970
Ben Jonson, his Case in alterd. - 1609
Catiline his conspiracy. - 1674
Das stumme Mädchen. - 1781
Every man in his humour. - 1791
Plays. - 1752
Poems. - 1810
The Alchymist. - 1791
The alchemist. - 1612

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