Christopher Marlowe Timeline and Biography

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Christopher Marlowe Timeline and Biography
1564-1593

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Why was Christopher Marlowe famous? Accomplishments and Achievements? Christopher Marlowe was famous as a great Dramatist who was recruited as a spy by Sir Thomas Walsingham and died a very mysterious death. Christopher Marlowe was a famous  dramatist and poet but also regarded as a spy, a brawler, a heretic and a homosexual.The mystery surrounding Christopher Marlowe has lead to serious debates as to whether Christopher Marlowe wrote the works which have been attributed to William Shakespeare.

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  • Date of Birth: Baptised 26 Feb 1564
  • Place of Birth : Canterbury, Kent, England
  • Date of Death: Died on 30 May 1593 in Deptford, London, England
  • Parents: Father: John Marlowe
    Mother: Catherine Arthur

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1564 Christopher Marlowe was the son of John Marlowe and his wife Catherine Arthur and was baptised 26 Feb 1564 at St. George's Church, Canterbury

His early education was at King's School, Canterbury
 


1584 He was awarded a scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and awarded a BA in 1584
 

1587 Between 1584 and 1587 Christopher Marlowe was believed to have been recruited as a spy into the network of Sir Thomas Walsingham. He disappeared, possibly to Europe on a spying mission and was awarded his MA on the instructions of the Privy Council
 

1587 Christopher Marlowe entered the royal court circle and started his literary work associating with the great court poets such as Sir Walter Raleigh. He became a member of the secret society called "The School of Night" which was closely related to the mysterious Rosicrucian movement

In this year he became associated with Lord Admiral's Company of Players, led by Edward Alleyn, as a Dramatist
 


1587 Christopher Marlowe wrote Tamburlaine the Great which was written in 1587 and printed in 1590 ( all other works by Christopher Marlowe were printed postumously)

He shared lodgings near the theatres in Southwark, London with Thomas Kyd
 


1588 Christopher Marlowe wrote Dr. Faustus in 1588
 

1589 Christopher Marlowe wrote the Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta in 1589

He spent two weeks in Newgate Gaol charged with murder, although he was later acquitted.
 


1590 Edward the Second was written in about 1590 and printed in 1594

Christopher Marlowe was a great poet and his most famous work was 'The Passionate Shepherd to His Love' which was the subject of a well-known "reply" by Walter Raleigh, called 'The Nymph's Reply to the Shepherd'.
 


1592 The poem of Hero and Leander was written
 

1593 The Massacre at Paris was acted in 1593
 

1593 12 May: Thomas Kyd was arrested by the Privy Council as writer of the seditious notices. Kyd was imprisoned and tortured in the Tower of London when he implicated Christopher Marlowe who was branded an Atheist and heretic

18 May: A warrant was issued by the Star Chamber for the poet's arrest on charges of heresy, which carried the death penalty - but Christopher Marlowe died before he was made to face the interrogation and probable torture
 


1593 The mysterious death of Christopher Marlowe:

Christopher Marlowe met with three friends (who were also known to be men were spies and secret agents for Francis Walsingham) in Stepney. They had met at a house owned by Eleanor Bull who was the sister Blanche Parry, cousins of John Dee with close connections with Queen Elizabeth. The house was believed to have been a safe meeting place for the agents of Francis Walsingham and Lord Burghley.

Marlowe apparently argued with his friend Ingram Frizer and was lethally stabbed in the eye by his friend. Frizer subsequently pleaded self-defence and immediately received a Royal pardon from Queen Elizabeth
 


1593
 
Christopher Marlowe was said to have died on 30 May 1593 in Deptford, London, England

Christopher Marlowe was secretly buried in an unmarked grave...
 

Christopher Marlowe Timeline and Biography

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