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|Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom|
23 December 1692 – 30 July 1715
|Monarch||William III and Mary II|
|Preceded by||Thomas Shadwell|
|Succeeded by||Nicholas Rowe|
|Died||1715 (aged 62–63)
Southwark, London, Great Britain
|Resting place||Southwark St George, London|
|Relatives||Faithful Teate (father)|
|Awards||Poet Laureate of the Kingdom of England (1692)|
Nahum Tate ( NAY-əm-_-tayt; 1652 – 30 July 1715) was an Irish poet, hymnist and lyricist, who became Poet Laureate in 1692. Tate is best known for The History of King Lear, his 1681 adaptation of Shakespeare's King Lear.
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