George Chapman

Playwright, Author

1559 – 1634

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Who was George Chapman?

George Chapman was an English dramatist, translator, and poet. He was a classical scholar whose work shows the influence of Stoicism. Chapman has been identified as the Rival Poet of Shakespeare's sonnets by William Minto, and as an anticipator of the Metaphysical Poets of the 17th century. Chapman is best remembered for his translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and the Homeric Batrachomyomachia.

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Born
1559
Hitchin
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • University of Oxford
Died
May 12, 1634
Resting place
St Giles in the Fields

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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