Aphra Behn

Playwright, Author

1640 – 1689

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Who was Aphra Behn?

Aphra Behn was a prolific dramatist of the English Restoration, the first English professional female literary writer. Her writing contributed to the amatory fiction genre of British literature. Along with Delarivier Manley and Eliza Haywood, she is sometimes referred to as part of "The fair triumvirate of wit."

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Born
Jul 10, 1640
Canterbury
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Lived in
  • Wye, Kent
Died
Apr 16, 1689
London
Resting place
Westminster Abbey

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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