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Christopher Marlowe

Marlowe Christopher - Biography, picture and poems

This page is dedicated to this great poet together with a biography, picture 
and most famous poems

Concise Biography and Picture
Christopher Marlowe / Nationality - British   
Lifespan - 1564-1593
Father - a shoemaker
Educated - Corpus Christi College Cambridge
Career - Poet, Translator and dramatist
Famous book / play : Dr Faustus and Tamburlaine the Great and perhaps many others? See below the Mystery surrounding Marlowe & Shakespeare

Biography of Christopher Marlowe at the Elizabethan Era website

Famous Poems
Christopher Marlowe

The Passionate Shepherd to His Love a poemby Christopher Marlowe

Come live with me and be my love a poemby Christopher Marlowe

Who Ever Loved, That Loved Not at First Sight?
a poem by Christopher Marlowe

The Marlowe / Shakespeare Identity problem

The Mystery surrounding the life and death of Christopher Marlowe has intrigued many. It has even lead to serious debate as to whether Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare are in fact the same person...
Marlowe moved in high circles within the court of Queen Elizabeth I. The chief advisor to the Queen was Sir Francis Walsingham whose role necessitated a network of spies and it was believed that Marlow was in his employ in this capacity. Marlowe is believed to have been murdered in a tavern in Deptford, a district of London, on May 30th 1593. Marlowe and his friend Ingram Frizer were drinking together and when they were about to leave began to argue over the payment of the bill. Marlowe grabbed Ingram Frizers dagger from its sheath, there was a struggle and Ingram Frizer retrieved the dagger and struck a blow in Marlowes eye. The blow was a 
lethal one and Christopher Marlowe was buried two days later in an unmarked grave. The mystery is that a week earlier a warrant had been issued for the poets arrest on charges of heresy, which carried the death penalty. Christopher Marlowes killer, Frizer, pleaded self-defense and received a pardon from the Queen.
Marlowe lived between
1564 -1593. William Shakepeare lived between 1564 - 1616 and details of his life have only been scrutinised recently long after Marlows reported death in 1593.  William Shakepeare is thought to have had a problem with one of his eyes. Take a look at the image below, which perhaps adds some credence as to the mystery and identity problem surrounding Marlowe and Shakespeare, there is indeed a likeness...

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Christopher Marlowe

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