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