17th-18th Century Arts (Mainly British)

Timeline created by Moosey
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    1521
    to
    Jun 16, 1546

    Anne Askew

    25
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    1537
    to
    Jul 27, 1578

    Jane Lumley

    English noble who was the first person to translate Euripides into English.
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    1546
    to

    Veronica Franco

    1546–1591
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    Jan 22, 1552
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    Walter Raleigh

    65
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    1553
    to

    John Lyly

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    Jul 11, 1558
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    Robert Greene

    34
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    Nov 6, 1558
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    Thomas Kyd

    36
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    Nov 17, 1558
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    **Elizabeth 1st

    44 years, 128 days
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    1559
    to

    George Chapman

    75
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    1560
    to

    Jane Anger

    40
    the first woman to publish a full-length defense of her sex in English. The title of her defense, Jane Anger Her Protection For Women was published in 1589.
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    Feb 26, 1564
    to

    Christopher Marlowe

    29
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    Apr 26, 1564
    to

    William Shakepeare

    52
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    1567
    to

    Thomas Nashe

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    1571
    to

    Esther Inglis

    skilled member of the artisan class, as well as a miniaturist, who possessed several skills in areas such as calligraphy, writing, and embroidering.
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    1572
    to

    Thomas Dekker

    60
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    Jun 11, 1572
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    Ben Jonson

    65
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    1575
    to

    Cyril Tourneur

    51
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    Oct 7, 1576
    to

    John Marston

    58
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    1578
    to

    John Webster

    53 or 54
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    1579
    to

    John Fletcher

    45
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    Apr 18, 1580
    to

    Thomas Middleton

    47
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    Philip Massinger

    57
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    Francis Beaumont

    31
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    Thomas Hobbes

    91
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    René Descartes

    53
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    **James 1st

    22 years, 4 days
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    Thomas Browne (Sir)

    (77)
    10/19/1682
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    John Milton

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    Anne Bradstreet

    March 20, 1612 – September 16, 1672
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    Molière

    (1622-1673)
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    **Charles 1st

    23 years, 310 days
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    Katherine Sutton

    https://doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/69336
    Womans Experiences of the Glorious Working of Gods Free Grace
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    Katherine Philips

    Also known as "The Matchless Orinda", was an Anglo-Welsh royalist poet, translator, and woman of letters. She achieved renown as a translator of Pierre Corneille's Pompée and Horace, and for her editions of poetry after her death. She was highly regarded by many writers of 17th century literature, including John Dryden and John Keats, as being influential.
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    John Dryden

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    Samuel Pepys

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    Mary Beale

    Amongst the most prolific & commercially successful British portrait painters of the late 17th century and, along with Joan Carlile and Susan Penelope Rosse was part of a small band of female professional artists working in London. Also a writer. Discourse on Friendship of 1666 presents scholarly, uniquely female take on the subject. Observations on the materials and techniques employed "in her painting of Apricots": the earliest known instructional text in English written by a female painter.
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    Madame de La Fayette

    59
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    Anna Trapnell

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    George Etheridge

    1636, Maidenhead, Berkshire – c. 10 May 1692,
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    Aphra Behn

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    William Wycherly

    baptised 8 April 1641 – 1 January 1716
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    Mary Carleton

    born Mary Moders; 11 January 1642 – 22 January 1673
    was an Englishwoman who used false identities, such as a German princess, to marry and defraud a number of men.
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    2nd Earl of Rochester (John Wilmot)

    July 26 1680
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    Thomas Otway

    33
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    **Oliver Cromwell

    4 years, 262 days
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    **Richard Cromwell

    247 days
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    Daniel Defoe

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    Henry Purcell

    10 September 1659[Note 1] – 21 November 1695[
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    Thomas Southerne

    1660 – 26 May 1746
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    **Charles II

    24 years, 254 days
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    Delarivier Manley

    61
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    Mary Pix

    1666 – 17 May 1709
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    Suzanna Centilivre

    also known professionally as Susanna Carroll, was an English poet, actress, and "the most successful female playwright of the eighteenth century"
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    Jonathan Swift

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    Catherine Trotter Cockburn

    English novelist, dramatist, and philosopher. She wrote on moral philosophy, theological tracts, and had a voluminous correspondence.
    Topics: necessity, the infinitude of space, and the substance, but she focuses on moral issues. She thought that moral principles are not innate, but discoverable by each individual through the use of the faculty of reason endowed by God.
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    **James II

    Overthrown after 3 years, 321 days
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    Alexander Pope

    56
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    Montesquieu

    66
    Charles-Louis de Secondat, Baron de La Brède et de Montesquieu
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    **Mary & William

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    Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

    73
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    Eliza Haywood

    63
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    **Anne

    12 years, 147 days
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    Henry Fielding

    22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754
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    Samuel Johnson

    75
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    David Hume

    65
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    Jean-Jacques Rousseau

    66
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    Lawrence Stern

    54
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    **George I

    12 years, 315 days
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    Tobias Smolette

    50
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    Anna Louisa Karsch

    69
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    Adam Smith (b)

    67 - actual death year is 1790 shortened for timeline
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    Sarah Scott

    English novelist, translator, social reformer, and member of the Bluestockings. Her most famous work was her utopian novel A Description of Millenium Hall and the Country Adjacent, followed closely by the sequel The History of Sir George Ellison.
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    Immanuel Kant

    79
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    Casanova

    73
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    John Wilkes

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    **George II

    33 years, 126 days
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    Charlotte Lennox

    1730 – 4 January 1804
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    Sophie von La Roche

    76
    German novelist. She is considered the first financially independent professional writer in Germany.
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    Marquis de Sade

    82
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    Olaudah Equiano

    52
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    Charlotte Smith

    57
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    Goethe

    82
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    Phillis Wheatley

    31
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    Jean de la Motte

    22 July 1756[1] – 23 August 1791
    The affair of the diamond necklace
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    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    27 January 1756 – 5 December 1791
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    Mary Wollstonecraft

    27 April 1759 – 10 September 1797
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    Helena Maria Williams

    68
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    **George III

    59 years, 97 days
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    Germaine de Staël

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    Maria Edgeworth

    81
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    William Wordsworth

    80
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    Sir Walter Scott

    15 August 1771 – 21 September 1832
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    Samuel Taylor Coleridge

    21 October 1772 – 25 July 1834
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    Harriette Wilson

    2 February 1786 – 10 March 1845
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    Lord Byron

    36
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    Percy Bysshe Shelley

    4 August 1792, Horsham, United Kingdom
    Died: 8 July 1822,
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    Mary Shelly

    30 August 1797 – 1 February 1851
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    **George IV

    George Augustus Frederick
    10 years, 149 days
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    **William IV

    William Henry
    6 years, 360 days
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    **Victoria

    Alexandrina Victoria
    63 years, 217 days
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    **Edward VII

    Albert Edward
    9 years, 105 days