Aphra Behn

Aphra Behn’s Death – Cause and Date

Born (Birthday) December 14, 1640

Death Date April 16, 1689

Age of Death 48 years

Cause of Death N/A

Place of Death London, United Kingdom

Profession Playwright

The playwright Aphra Behn died at the age of 48. Here is all you want to know, and more!

Biography - A Short Wiki

An influential playwright and author of the Restoration Era, she is known for plays such as The Rover, Sir Patient Fancy, and The Feigned Courtesans. Her novels include Oroonoko and Love-Letters Between a Nobleman and His Sister.

During her younger years, she traveled to many places, including Venezuela and Africa. She published her first dramatic work, The Forced Marriage, in 1670.

She had a stint as a political spy for the English Government.

Quotes

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"Variety is the soul of pleasure."

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"There is no sinner like a young saint."

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"Each moment of a happy lover's hour is worth an age of dull and common life."

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"Money speaks sense in a language all nations understand."

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"Nothing is more capable of troubling our reason, and consuming our health, than secret notions of jealousy in solitude."

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