|Born||1553 or 1554|
|Died||30 November 1606 (age about 52)|
|Resting place||St Bartholomew-the-Less, London|
|Occupation||Writer, dramatist, courtier, and Member of Parliament|
|Language||Early Modern English|
|Alma mater||Magdalen College, Oxford|
|Literary movement||English Renaissance|
|Parents||Peter Lyly and Jane Burgh|
John Lyly (1553 or 1554 – November 1606; also spelled Lilly, Lylie, Lylly) was an English writer, dramatist, courtier, and parliamentarian. he was best known during his lifetime for his two books Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit (1578) and its sequel Euphues and His England (1580).
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- Hunter, G. K. (1962). John Lyly: The Humanist as Courtier (376 pp). Harvard University Press.
- This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain: Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Lyly, John". Encyclopædia Britannica. Vol. 17 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 159–162.