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Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford
(1550 - 1604) U.K.

Edward de Vere



De Vere married Lord Burleigh's daughter, and high hopes were placed on him as a courtier and patron, but they were dissipated by his capricious and quarrelsome temperament. His most famous quarrel ws with Sidney, whom, according to Greville, he had addressed as "puppy" in a dispute at the tennis court in 1579.

One of the 15 or so surviving poems attributed to him is entitled Love compared to a tennis playe. He is sometimes suggested as the real author of Shakespeare's works.


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