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

John LylyJohn Lyly
1553 AD, British
Writer
Pietro AretinoPietro Aretino
19 April 1492, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Journalist

Thomas NasheThomas Nashe
31 October 1567, British
Playwright

Thomas KydThomas Kyd
06 November 1558, British
playwright, writer
Torquato TassoTorquato Tasso
11 March 1544, Italian
Poet, Writer, Playwright, Poet lawyer

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

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

Joost van den VondelJoost van den Vondel
17 November 1587, Dutch
Poet, Playwright, Writer

Thomas LodgeThomas Lodge
1558 AD, British
Writer
Tirso de MolinaTirso de Molina
24 March 1579, Spanish
Playwright, Poet, Writer

Thomas HeywoodThomas Heywood
1575 AD, British
Playwright

Fulke Greville, 1st Baron BrookeFulke Greville, 1st Baron Brooke
03 October 1554, British
Writer

Francis BeaumontFrancis Beaumont
1584 AD, British
Dramatist
Philip MassingerPhilip Massinger
1583 AD, British
English playwright

Henry WottonHenry Wotton
30 March 1568, British
Author
James ShirleyJames Shirley
18 September 1596, British
Dramatist

Gil VicenteGil Vicente
1465 AD, Portuguese
Playwright

Samuel DanielSamuel Daniel
1562 AD, British
Poet
Xu WeiXu Wei
1521 AD, Chinese
Chinese painter

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

Gian Giorgio TrissinoGian Giorgio Trissino
08 July 1478, Italian
Poet

Nicholas UdallNicholas Udall
1504 AD, British
Writer
Richard TarltonRichard Tarlton
1530 AD, British
Actor

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David LyndsayDavid Lyndsay
1490 AD, Scottish
Poet
Théophile de ViauThéophile de Viau
1590 AD, French
Poet

Anthony MundayAnthony Munday
1560 AD, British
Playwright

Nathan FieldNathan Field
17 October 1587, British
Dramatist

William CornyshWilliam Cornysh
1465 AD, British
Composer
William RowleyWilliam Rowley
1585 AD, British
Dramatist
Cyril TourneurCyril Tourneur
1575 AD, British
Soldier

Mateo AlemánMateo Alemán
31 August 1547, Spanish
Novelist

Giovanni Battista GuariniGiovanni Battista Guarini
10 December 1538, Italian
Poet

Henry ChettleHenry Chettle
1564 AD, British
Dramatist
Thomas DekkerThomas Dekker
1572 AD, British
playwright, poet, writer

John MarstonJohn Marston
07 October 1576, British
Poet

Thomas MayThomas May
1595 AD, British
Poet

Lope de RuedaLope de Rueda
1510 AD, Spanish
Dramatist

John DayJohn Day
1574 AD, British
English dramatist
Richard BromeRichard Brome
1590 AD, British
Dramatist

Gerbrand BrederoGerbrand Bredero
16 March 1585, Dutch
Poet
Luis Vélez de GuevaraLuis Vélez de Guevara
01 August 1579, Spanish
Dramatist

François le Métel de BoisrobertFrançois le Métel de Boisrobert
01 August 1592, French
Dramatist

John FletcherJohn Fletcher
30 November 1579, British
playwright, poet, writer
William AlabasterWilliam Alabaster
27 February 1567, British
Poet

Étienne JodelleÉtienne Jodelle
1532 AD, French
Author
Nicholas GrimaldNicholas Grimald
1519 AD, British
Poet

Giambattista AndreiniGiambattista Andreini
09 February 1576, Italian
Actor

Juan de la CuevaJuan de la Cueva
23 October 1543, Spanish
Dramatist

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

Jean DesmaretsJean Desmarets
1595 AD, French
Author
Dirck Volckertszoon CoornhertDirck Volckertszoon Coornhert
01 June 1522, Dutch
Writer

Jakob AyrerJakob Ayrer
1543 AD, German
Playwright

Alexandre HardyAlexandre Hardy
1570 AD, French
Dramatist

Jacques GrévinJacques Grévin
1539 AD, French
Playwright
Bartolomé de Torres NaharroBartolomé de Torres Naharro
1485 AD, Spanish
Dramatist

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

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

Leone de' SommiLeone de' Sommi
1525 AD, Italian
Writer
Liang ChenyuLiang Chenyu
1519 AD, Chinese
Playwright