Christopher Marlowe

April 19th, 2014 | Posted in Famous People Biography    
Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe

Christopher Marlowe Biography

Christopher Marlowe was the play wright, poet, British dramatist and as well as translator of the Elizabethan era. He was most influenced by William Shakespeare who was great British poet. Shakespeare was also born in the same year as Marlowe and who came from lower position to higher position to become the best Elizabethan playwright after Marlowe’s mysterious death.

Christopher Marlowe Early Life

Christopher Marlowe born date was not known, but baptised on 26th February 1564 at Canterbury, England and died on 30th May 1593 (at the age 29) at Deptford, England. Marlowe parents, father was John Marlowe who was shoemaker and mother was Catherine.

Christopher Marlowe Education

Marlowe was jointed in The King’s School which is in Canterbury and Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. He was educated with scholarship and got his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1584. In the year of 1587, university hold his masters degree in granting because of frequently absence to university and converted to Roman Catholicism. At this situation Privy Council sent a declaration notice to university has he was now working “on matters touching the benefit of his country,” then he got his master’s degree from university on same schedule.

Christopher Marlowe Literary Career

Marlowe first drama was Dido, Queen of Carthage. This drama was performed by Children of the Chapel which was a company of boys actors. This drama was performed in between 1587 and 1593. Marlowe’s second drama and performance was the two-part Tamburlaine the Great (which was published in 1590). This drama was Marlowe’s first acted himself on the stage in London and was the first English drama in blank verse. Christopher Marlowe dramas are,

  1. Dido, Queen of Carthage (c.1586)
  2. Tamburlaine, part 1 (c.1587)
  3. Tamburlaine, part 2 (c.1587–1588)
  4. The Jew of Malta (c.1589)
  5. Doctor Faustus (c.1589, or, c.1593)
  6. Edward II (c.1592)
  7. The Massacre at Paris (c.1593)

Marlowe Arrest and Death

The continues gossips of Christopher Marlowe’s unbelief finally arrested for just that crime on Sunday May 20th, 1593. Finally on May 30th 1593, Marlowe was murdered by Ingram Frizer. Frizer was took help of Nicholas Skeres and Robert Poley, then killed Marlowe. But Marlowe death was still mysterious.


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