Definition of Jonson, Ben in English:

Jonson, Ben

proper noun

  • (1572–1637), English playwright and poet; full name Benjamin Jonson. With his play "Every Man in his Humour" (1598) he established his ‘comedy of humours’, whereby each character is dominated by a particular obsession. He became the first Poet Laureate in the modern sense. Other notable works: "Volpone" (1606) and "Bartholomew Fair" (1614).


Jonson, Ben