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Christopher Marlowe

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Christopher Marlowe

Person  Male  Born 26/2/1564  Died 30/5/1593

Categories: Poetry, Theatre

Playwright and poet, for definite. Spy? Atheist? Homosexual? Shakespeare? Baptized on 26th February at St George's Church, Canterbury. Educated at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. His plays include: Tamburlaine, The Jew of Malta and most famously Doctor Faustus. Little else is known of his life, and even his fatal stabbing in Deptford is shrouded in mystery. This popularly occurred in a tavern brawl, although it is more likely to have happened in a private house in Deptford. One theory is that he was assassinated because he was a spy. Wikipedia has it covered.

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