John Gay

John Gay bio

Birth Name: John Gay

Occupation: Poet

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: June 30, 1685

Date Of Death: December 4, 1732

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: British

John Gay was born on the 30th of June, 1685. He was best known for being a Poet. A British poet and dramatist, he is most famous for his 1728 work, The Beggar’s Opera, which features the characters of Captain Macheath and Polly Peachum. His other popular works include Acis and Galatea, Polly, and Three Hours After Marriage.

John Gay was born in England. He worked for a time as an apprentice to a London silk merchant. He published his first literary work, Wine, in 1708. His sequel to The Beggar’s Opera was banned from production by members of the British government who recognized themselves as objects of the original production’s satire.

John Gay was a Cancer and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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John Gay was born in 1680s.

John Gay is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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John Gay’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on John Gay’s parents.

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John Gay was born in the Year of the Ox.

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BIRTH DAY: Saturday
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: John Gay was a Cancer. People of this zodiac sign like home-based hobbies, relaxing near or in water, helping loved ones, and dislike strangers, revealing of personal life. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, emotional, sympathetic, tenacious, persuasive, while weaknesses can be moody, pessimistic, suspicious, manipulative and insecure. The greatest overall compatibility with Cancer is Capricorn and Taurus.

Chinese Zodiac: John Gay was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: John Gay had a ruling planet of Moon and has a ruling planet of Moon and by astrological associations Sunday is ruled by moon. The Moon represents one's nurturing and emotional instinct. People who are born with Moon as the ruling planet are sensitive, nurturing, and usually have fluctuating moods.

John Gay’s birth sign is Cancer and he had a ruling planet of Moon.

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