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1 May 1672 JA, poet, dramatist, periodical essayist, and civil servant, was born at Milston near Amesbury in Wiltshire, one of six children and the eldest one to survive. Bibliographic Citation link.
17 June 1719 JA, poet, dramatist, periodical essayist, and civil servant, died. His health had declined rapidly; he had lung trouble and had probably suffered a stroke. Bibliographic Citation link.
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