1626 - 1698
Howard, English dramatist. Auditor of the Exchequer. Distinguished himself on Royalist side at second battle of Newbury (1644); imprisoned during Commonwealth; at Restoration, made auditor of exchequer; privy councilor (1689). Author of a comedy, The Committee, or the Faithful Irishman (1663). Patron of Dryden, who married his sister Lady Elizabeth and who assisted him in the Indian Queen (1664), a tragedy in heroic verse. Opposed Dryden' s contention that rhyme was more suitable to heroic tragedy than blank verse.
|Born: London, England, 1626 ||Baptised: St Martin in the Fields, , , , England 19th Jan 1626 |
|Died: 3rd Sep 1698||Buried: |
|19th Jan 1626||Baptised England|
|1626||Born London, England|
|3rd Sep 1698||Died|