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Lady Falkland
portrait c. 1620
portrait c. 1620
Born 1585 (1585)
Burford Priory, Oxfordshire, England
Died 1639 (aged 53–54)
London, England
Occupation Poet, translator, dramatism
Period 1598–1639
Notable works The Tragedy of Mariam

Elizabeth Cary, Viscountess Falkland (née Tanfield; 1585–1639), was an English poet, dramatist, translator, and historian. She is the first woman known to have written and published an original play in English (The Tragedy of Mariam). From an early age, she was recognized as an accomplished scholar by contemporary writers.

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