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30 November 1554 SPS, poet, fiction-writer, critic, and elder brother of Mary, Countess of Pembroke, was born at Penshurst Place, near Tonbridge in Kent, the eldest in his family of seven children. Bibliographic Citation link.
22 September 1586 SPS was wounded in a skirmish between English and Spanish forces at Zutphen in the Low Countries. Shot in the leg, he developed gangrene and died on 17 October at nearby Arnhem. Bibliographic Citation link.
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