c. 11 Juin 1572|
Wastmeenster, Lunnon, Ingland
6 August 1637 (aged 65)|
|Thrift||Playwricht, poet, an actor|
Benjamin "Ben" Jonson (c. 11 Juin 1572 – 6 August 1637) wis an Inglis playwricht, poet, actor, an leeterar creetic o the 17t century, whase airteestry exertit a lastin impact upon Inglis poetry an stage comedy. He popularised the comedy o humours. He is best kent for the satirical plays Every Man in His Humour (1598), Volpone, or The Fox (c. 1606), The Alchemist (1610) an Bartholomew Fair (1614) an for his lyric poetry; he is generally regairdit as the seicont maist important Inglis playwright during the reign o James I efter William Shakespeare.