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9 August 1631 JD, poet, playwright, and critic, was born at Aldwincle in Northamptonshire, the eldest child in a family which in the end amounted to fourteen. Bibliographic Citation link.
3 a. m., 1 May 1700 JD died in London of gangrene, after refusing to have a badly infected toe amputated. Bibliographic Citation link.
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