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John Gay

English poet and playwright

1685   -   1732

country of citizenship: Great Britain
native language: English
language of expression: English
occupation: poet, playwright, writer, librettist

John Gay (30 June 1685 – 4 December 1732) was an English poet and dramatist and member of the Scriblerus Club. He is best remembered for The Beggar's Opera (1728), a ballad opera. The characters, including Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum, became household names.
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