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Nahum Tate
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Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom
In office
23 December 1692 – 30 July 1715
Monarch William III and Mary II
Preceded by Thomas Shadwell
Succeeded by Nicholas Rowe
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Born
Nahum Teate

1652
Dublin, Ireland
Died 1715 (aged 62–63)
Southwark, London, Great Britain
Resting place Southwark St George, London
Relatives Faithful Teate (father)
Occupation Poet
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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