Wycherley, William (16401715)

Wycherley, William, dramatist, born in Shropshire, of good birth, and resided for a time in Paris, being admitted to the circle of the Précieuses, but returned to England at the Restoration, and became a figure at the court; his plays were marked with the coarseness of the time, and his best were “The Country Wife” (1675) and the “Plain Dealer” (1677); married the Countess of Drogheda for her fortune, a legacy which cost him only lawsuits and imprisonment for debt; succeeded to his paternal estate when he was an old man; married again, and died immediately after (16401715).

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Wyatt, Sir Thomas * Wycliffe, John
Wupperthal
Wurmser, Count von
Würtemberg
Wurtz, Charles Adolphe
Würzburg
Wuttke, Karl
Wyandots
Wyatt, Richard
Wyatt, Sir Thomas
Wyatt, Sir Thomas
Wycherley, William
Wycliffe, John
Wycombe, High
Wye
Wykeham, William of
Wynnad
Wyntoun, Andrew of
Wyoming
Wyoming Valley
Wyss, Johann Rudolf
Wyvern