Christopher Marlowe entry: Overview screen.
Shortly before 26 February 1564
CM, poet and playwright, was born at Canterbury
, the second child and eldest son in a family of nine; his elder sister died in 1568.
30 May 1593
CM, spy, homosexual, poet, and playwright, was fatally stabbed in the head at a private house in Deptford
where a room had been booked for supper for four men.