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Hon.Sir Robert 
Howard
1626 - 1698


Hon.Sir Robert 
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 1698Buried:
Family:
Howard

Ancestors
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1.
Hon.Sir Robert 
Howard
(
O'Brien
) 1626 - 1698
2.
Thomas 
Howard
(
Cecil
) 1587 - 1669
4.
Thomas 
Howard
(
Dacre
,
Knyvett
) 1561 - 1626
5.
Catherine 
Knyvett
(
Rich
,
Howard
) 1566 - 1633
3.
Elizabeth 
Cecil
(
Howard
) + c. 1672
6.
William 
Cecil
(
Manners
,
Drury
) 1566 - 1640
7.
Elizabeth 
Drury
(
Cecil
) ante 1579 - 1654

Siblings


1.
Charles 
Howard
(
Savage
) c. 1614 - 1679
2.
Thomas 
Howard
(
Harrison
,
Parker
) 1619 - 1706
3.
Henry 
Howard
(
Spencer
) 1620 - 1663
4.
William 
Howard
(
Dundas
) * ante 1623
5.
Frances 
Howard
(
D'Arcy
) 1623 - post 1648
6.
Henrietta Maria (Mary) 
Howard
1628 - post 1650
7.
Col. Philip 
Howard
(
Jennings
) ante 1630 - 1717
8.
Diane 
Howard
* 1631
9.
Algernon 
Howard
* 1633
10.
Elizabeth 
Howard
(
Dryden
) c. 1635 - 1714

Spouses



1.

Descendants
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a.
1.
Thomas 
Howard
(
Newport
)
1a.
Diana 
Newport
(
Howard
) + post 1703
1.1.
Diana 
Howard
(
Dudley
) c. 1684 - post 1703 ...
Sources

Timeline


???Married
19th Jan 1626Baptised England
1626Born London, England
3rd Sep 1698Died
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