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Christopher Marlowe
1564 - 1593

English dramatist, considered England's greatest before Shakespeare, author of Dr. Faustus (1588), Edward II (c.1592) and other works


Till swoll'n with cunning of a self conceit, / His waxen wings did mount above his reach / And melting, heavens conspired his overthrow.

1588 - recalling Ovid's story of Icarus in Dr. Faustus