Sedley, Sir Charles

Sedley, Sir Charles, 1639?–1701, English dramatist and poet, b. London. Famous for his wit, he was a member of the intimate circle of young rakes at the court of Charles II. He wrote several plays, the best of which are the comedies The Mulberry Garden (1668) and Bellamira (1687). He also wrote amorous lyrics.

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