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country of citizenship: Great Britain
language of expression: French, English
educated at: Kilkenny College
occupation: playwright, poet, writer, translator, engineer, librettist
William Congreve (24 January 1670 – 19 January 1729) was an English playwright and poet of the Restoration period. He is known for his clever, satirical dialogue and influence on the comedy of manners style of that period. He was also a minor political figure in the British Whig Party.
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