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Elizabeth Cary, Lady Falkland

British writer, 1585-1639

1585   -   1639

language of expression: English
occupation: poet, playwright, translator, historian, writer, tragedy writer

Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland (née Tanfield; 1585–1639), was an English poet, dramatist, translator, and historian. She is the first woman known to have written and published an original play in English (The Tragedy of Mariam). From an early age, she was recognized as an accomplished scholar by contemporary writers.
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