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

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
Torquato TassoTorquato Tasso
11 March 1544, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Poet lawyer

Pietro AretinoPietro Aretino
19 April 1492, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Journalist

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD, British
Writer
Thomas NasheThomas Nashe
31 October 1567, British
Playwright

Thomas MiddletonThomas Middleton
18 April 1580, British
Playwright, Poet, Writer
Izumo no OkuniIzumo no Okuni
1572 AD, Japanese
Inventor

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

Francis BeaumontFrancis Beaumont
1584 AD, British
Dramatist
Joost van den VondelJoost van den Vondel
17 November 1587, Dutch
Poet, Playwright, Writer

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
Henry WottonHenry Wotton
30 March 1568, British
Author

Samuel DanielSamuel Daniel
1562 AD, British
Poet
James ShirleyJames Shirley
18 September 1596, British
Dramatist

Gian Giorgio TrissinoGian Giorgio Trissino
08 July 1478, Italian
Poet

Pierre GringorePierre Gringore
1475 AD, French
Poet
Juan del EncinaJuan del Encina
12 July 1468, Spanish
Composer

Xu WeiXu Wei
1521 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter
Richard TarltonRichard Tarlton
1530 AD, British
Actor

Nicholas UdallNicholas Udall
1504 AD, British
Writer

David LyndsayDavid Lyndsay
1490 AD, Scottish
Poet
Anthony MundayAnthony Munday
1560 AD, British
Playwright

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John MarstonJohn Marston
07 October 1576, British
Poet
William CornyshWilliam Cornysh
1465 AD, British
Composer

Théophile de ViauThéophile de Viau
1590 AD, French
Poet

Nathan FieldNathan Field
17 October 1587, British
Dramatist

William RowleyWilliam Rowley
1585 AD, British
Dramatist
Giovanni Battista GuariniGiovanni Battista Guarini
10 December 1538, Italian
Poet
Cyril TourneurCyril Tourneur
1575 AD, British
Soldier

Mateo AlemánMateo Alemán
31 August 1547, Spanish
Novelist

Lope de RuedaLope de Rueda
1510 AD, Spanish
Dramatist

Henry ChettleHenry Chettle
1564 AD, British
Dramatist
Gerbrand BrederoGerbrand Bredero
16 March 1585, Dutch
Poet

Thomas MayThomas May
1595 AD, British
Poet

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

John DayJohn Day
1574 AD, British
English dramatist

William AlabasterWilliam Alabaster
27 February 1567, British
Poet
François le Métel de BoisrobertFrançois le Métel de Boisrobert
01 August 1592, French
Dramatist

Étienne JodelleÉtienne Jodelle
1532 AD, French
Author
Luis Vélez de GuevaraLuis Vélez de Guevara
01 August 1579, Spanish
Dramatist

Nicholas GrimaldNicholas Grimald
1519 AD, British
Poet

Alexandre HardyAlexandre Hardy
1570 AD, French
Dramatist
John FletcherJohn Fletcher
30 November 1579, British
playwright, poet, writer

Juan de la CuevaJuan de la Cueva
23 October 1543, Spanish
Dramatist
Giambattista AndreiniGiambattista Andreini
09 February 1576, Italian
Actor

Jean DesmaretsJean Desmarets
1595 AD, French
Author

Honorat de Bueil, seigneur de RacanHonorat de Bueil, seigneur de Racan
05 February 1589, French
Poet

Dirck Volckertszoon CoornhertDirck Volckertszoon Coornhert
01 June 1522, Dutch
Writer

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

Pierre de LariveyPierre de Larivey
20 July 1549, French
Dramatist

Konparu ZenpōKonparu Zenpō
1454 AD, Japanese
Actor

Lucas FernándezLucas Fernández
1474 AD, Spanish
Dramatist
Guillén de Castro y BellvísGuillén de Castro y Bellvís
04 November 1569, Spanish
Dramatist

Philipp Nikodemus FrischlinPhilipp Nikodemus Frischlin
22 September 1547, German
Poet
Alonso de Castillo SolorzanoAlonso de Castillo Solorzano
01 October 1584, Spanish
Writer

Federico Della ValleFederico Della Valle
1560 AD, Italian
Playwright

Honoré d' UrféHonoré d' Urfé
11 February 1568, French
Author
Honoré d' UrféHonoré d' Urfé
11 February 1568, French
Novelist