William ShakespeareWilliam Shakespeare
26 April 1564, British
Writer
Christopher MarloweChristopher Marlowe
26 February 1564, British
Playwright, Poet

Miguel de CervantesMiguel de Cervantes
29 September 1547, Spanish
Novelist

Ben JonsonBen Jonson
11 June 1572, British
Dramatist, Poet & Actor

Giambattista della PortaGiambattista della Porta
01 November 1535, Italian
Scholar, Polymath

Lope de VegaLope de Vega
25 November 1562, Spanish
Playwright, Poet, Writer
Thomas KydThomas Kyd
06 November 1558, British
playwright, writer

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD, British
Writer

Pietro AretinoPietro Aretino
19 April 1492, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Journalist
Thomas MiddletonThomas Middleton
18 April 1580, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer

Thomas NasheThomas Nashe
31 October 1567, British
Playwright
John FletcherJohn Fletcher
30 November 1579, British
playwright, poet, writer

Izumo no OkuniIzumo no Okuni
1572 AD, Japanese
Inventor

Margaret of Valois-AngoulemeMargaret of Valois-Angouleme
11 April 1492, French
Author

Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
1572 AD, British
playwright, poet, writer

Samuel DanielSamuel Daniel
1562 AD, British
Poet
John HeywoodJohn Heywood
1497 AD, British
Writer

Tirso de MolinaTirso de Molina
24 March 1579, Spanish
Playwright, Poet, Writer

Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of DorsetThomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset
1536 AD, British
Poet

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron BrookeFulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
03 October 1554, British
Writer
Thomas HeywoodThomas Heywood
1575 AD, British
Playwright

Thomas LodgeThomas Lodge
1558 AD, British
Writer
Francis BeaumontFrancis Beaumont
1584 AD, British
Dramatist

James ShirleyJames Shirley
18 September 1596, British
Dramatist

John MarstonJohn Marston
07 October 1576, British
Poet
Gil VicenteGil Vicente
1465 AD, Portuguese
Playwright

Philip MassingerPhilip Massinger
1583 AD, British
English playwright
Henry WottonHenry Wotton
30 March 1568, British
Author

Pierre GringorePierre Gringore
1475 AD, French
Poet

Richard TarltonRichard Tarlton
1530 AD, British
Actor
Juan del EncinaJuan del Encina
12 July 1468, Spanish
Composer

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Nicholas UdallNicholas Udall
1504 AD, British
Writer
Xu WeiXu Wei
1521 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter

Théophile de ViauThéophile de Viau
1590 AD, French
Poet

David LyndsayDavid Lyndsay
1490 AD, Scottish
Poet

Gian Giorgio TrissinoGian Giorgio Trissino
08 July 1478, Italian
Poet
Cyril TourneurCyril Tourneur
1575 AD, British
Soldier
Honoré d' UrféHonoré d' Urfé
11 February 1568, French
Novelist

Anthony MundayAnthony Munday
1560 AD, British
Playwright

William RowleyWilliam Rowley
1585 AD, British
Dramatist

William CornyshWilliam Cornysh
1465 AD, British
Composer
Mateo AlemánMateo Alemán
31 August 1547, Spanish
Novelist

Nathan FieldNathan Field
17 October 1587, British
Dramatist

Giovanni Battista GuariniGiovanni Battista Guarini
10 December 1538, Italian
Poet

Federico Della ValleFederico Della Valle
1560 AD, Italian
Playwright

Dirck Volckertszoon CoornhertDirck Volckertszoon Coornhert
01 June 1522, Dutch
Writer
François le Métel de BoisrobertFrançois le Métel de Boisrobert
01 August 1592, French
Dramatist

Lope de RuedaLope de Rueda
1510 AD, Spanish
Dramatist
Richard BromeRichard Brome
1590 AD, British
Dramatist

Gerbrand BrederoGerbrand Bredero
16 March 1585, Dutch
Poet

Thomas MayThomas May
1595 AD, British
Poet
John DayJohn Day
1574 AD, British
English dramatist

William AlabasterWilliam Alabaster
27 February 1567, British
Poet
Henry ChettleHenry Chettle
1564 AD, British
Dramatist

Luis Vélez de GuevaraLuis Vélez de Guevara
01 August 1579, Spanish
Dramatist

Leone de' SommiLeone de' Sommi
1525 AD, Italian
Writer

Étienne JodelleÉtienne Jodelle
1532 AD, French
Author

Alexandre HardyAlexandre Hardy
1570 AD, French
Dramatist
Giambattista AndreiniGiambattista Andreini
09 February 1576, Italian
Actor

Guillén de Castro y BellvísGuillén de Castro y Bellvís
04 November 1569, Spanish
Dramatist

Nicholas GrimaldNicholas Grimald
1519 AD, British
Poet

Juan de la CuevaJuan de la Cueva
23 October 1543, Spanish
Dramatist
Bartolomé de Torres NaharroBartolomé de Torres Naharro
1485 AD, Spanish
Dramatist

Jean DesmaretsJean Desmarets
1595 AD, French
Author
Alonso de Castillo SolorzanoAlonso de Castillo Solorzano
01 October 1584, Spanish
Writer

Philipp Nikodemus FrischlinPhilipp Nikodemus Frischlin
22 September 1547, German
Poet

Honorat de Bueil, seigneur de RacanHonorat de Bueil, seigneur de Racan
05 February 1589, French
Poet
Lucas FernándezLucas Fernández
1474 AD, Spanish
Dramatist

Jacques GrévinJacques Grévin
1539 AD, French
Playwright
Jakob AyrerJakob Ayrer
1543 AD, German
Playwright

Konparu ZenpōKonparu Zenpō
1454 AD, Japanese
Actor

Pierre de LariveyPierre de Larivey
20 July 1549, French
Dramatist
Jean de La TailleJean de La Taille
1540 AD, French
Poet

Liang ChenyuLiang Chenyu
1519 AD, Chinese
Playwright