|Sir William Davenant|
Title page engraving of Davenant from his collected works, after a portrait by John Greenhill
|Born||3 March 1606
|Died||7 April 1668 (aged 62)
|Occupation||Playwright, poet, soldier|
|Period||Stuart period; Restoration era|
Fame, like the river, is narrowest where it is bred, and broadest afar off.