Christopher Marlowe was born in 1564. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he was an English playwright, dramatist, translator, and poet. He died in 1593.
Hero and Leanderby Christopher Marlowe
Christopher Marlowe, also known as Kit Marlowe (baptised 26 February 1564 - 30 May 1593), was an English playwright, poet and translator of the Elizabethan era. Marlowe was the foremost Elizabethan tragedian of his day. He greatly influenced William Shakespeare, who was born in the same year as Marlowe and who rose to become the pre-eminent Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe's mysterious early death. Marlowe's plays are known for the use of blank verse and their overreaching protagonists.
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