Nicholas Rowe

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Date of Birth June 20, 1674
Place of Birth England
Date of Death Dec 6, 1718 (44)
Horoscope Gemini

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About Nicholas Rowe

British poet, playwright, and author known for Ode for the New Year MDCCXVI and The Ambitious Stepmother. His other works include The Fair Penitent and The Biter.

Before Fame

He inherited his father's fortune when he was nineteen years old and gave up a budding law career to pursue writing.


He became Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom in 1715.

Family Life

He wed and had a son with a Miss Parsons. His second marriage was to Anne Devenish, with whom he had a daughter.


He edited the works of William Shakespeare in 1709.

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