John Gay

1685 - 1732

photo credits: Wikimedia Commons

genre:  poetryplaywriting
country of citizenship:  Great Britain
native language:  English
languages spoken, written or signed:  English
occupation:  poetplaywrightwriterlibrettist

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. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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