On February 28, 1626, English playwright Cyril Tourneur died in Ireland. Tourneur enjoyed his greatest success during the reign of King James I of England. His best-known works are The Revenger’s Tragedy (1607) and The Atheist’s Tragedy (1611). In 1625, he was appointed by Sir Edward Cecil, to be secretary to the council of war but this appointment was later cancelled. Tourneur sailed in Cecil's company to Cadiz, Spain. On the return voyage, he was put ashore at Kinsale, Ireland with other sick men and died.
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