John wilmot, 2nd earl of rochester

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John wilmot, 2nd earl of rochester

  1. 1. JOHN WILMOT, 2NDEARL OF ROCHESTER Lisa Murray
  2. 2. THE BASICSBorn: April 1?/10?, 1647Died: July 26, 1680Oxfordshire, EnglandSucceeded his father to the earldomin 1658
  3. 3. FUN FACTSStarted university at age 12, degree at 14 Close friends with Charles II Tried to abduct his wife
  4. 4. FACTS CONTINUEDHad many affairs, most notableElizabeth BarryDouble LifeDoctor BendoConverted on deathbed
  5. 5. WELL KNOWN WORKSHelped establish English satiric poetry “histOry Of Insipids” “MaiM’d Debauchee” Satyr Against Mankind
  6. 6. What’s haPPeNiNg664: British troops capture New Amsterdam and rename it New York 1664 – 1666: The Great Plague of London 1666: The Great Fire of London
  7. 7. OTHER WRITERS John Bunyan - The Pilgrims Progress Pierre Corneille – “Medee” aNd “Le cid”Marie Lafayette – La Princess de Cleves
  8. 8. WRITERS CONTINUED Jean de Lafontaine – “La fONtaiNe fabLes” John Milton – “Paradise LOst”Jean Baptiste Racine - Andromaque

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