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John Milton

1608 - 1674

The renowned English poet, pamphleter and historian called John Milton is nowadays considered the most prominent English author after William Shakespeare. His best known work of art, written in blank verse, Paradise Lost, is wiely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English.
As a civil servant of the Commonwealth under Olivier Cromwell, he opposed tyranny and state-sanctionned religion. His
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William Shakespeare

1564 - 1616

English poet, playwright and actor, William Shakespeare is often called the English national poet. He is also considered by many to be the greatest playright of all times. He holds a unique position in world literature: his reputation has transcended national borders and even though his plays were written in the late 16th and early 17th centuries, they are now more read and performed than eve