John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester entry: Overview screen.
10 April 1647
John Wilmot (later the poet and libertine Lord Rochester) was born at Ditchley
26 July 1680
John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester, poet and libertine, died worn out at not much past thirty, after a death-bed conversion orchestrated and subsequently publicised by Gilbert Burnet
(later Bishop of Salisbury).