George Chapman
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Historical Figure
Nationality: England
Date of Birth: 1559?
Date of Death: 1634
Cause of Death: Natural causes
Occupation: Translator, Poet, Playwright
Turtledove Appearances:
Ruled Britannia
POD: July-August, 1588
Type of Appearance: Contemporary reference
George Chapman (c. 1559 – 12 May 1634) was an English dramatist, translator, and poet. He was a classical scholar whose work shows the influence of Stoicism, and is best remembered for his translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, and the anonymous Greek work Batrachomyomachia. His most famous original writing is the play Bussy d'Amboise, based on the life of a 16th-century French playboy.

George Chapman in Ruled BritanniaEdit

George Chapman was a playwright active in London in 1597. Lope de Vega suspected him of harbouring treasonous sentiments.[1]


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