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  1. Aphra Behn

    • Died: 16 April 1689
    • Profession: Writer; Poet
    • Location in the Abbey: Cloisters; East Cloister
    • Type of Memorial: Grave

    The poet, writer and dramatist Aphra (or Astrea) Behn (1640?-1689) was buried in the east cloister of Westminster Abbey, near the steps up into the church.

    • Cloisters
    • East Cloister
    • Poet
    • Writer
    • Female
    • Restoration
    • Stuart
    • 17th
    Memorial Type
    • Grave
    • A-D


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