Aaron Hill

Aaron Hill

Birthday1685-02-10
AgeHe is 332 years old
Birth Sign Aquarius (janv. 20 - févr. 17)
GenderMale
Height1.96 m
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Who is Aaron Hill?
Aaron Hill was an English dramatist and miscellaneous writer. The son of a country gentleman of Wiltshire, Hill was educated at Westminster School, and afterwards travelled in the East. He was the author of 17 plays, some of them, such as his versions of Voltaire's Zaire and Mérope, being adaptations. He also wrote poetry, which is of variable quality. Having written some satiric lines on Alexander Pope, he received in return a mention in The Dunciad, which led to a controversy between the two writers. Afterwards a reconciliation took place. He was a friend and correspondent of Samuel Richardson, whose Pamela he highly praised. In addition to his literary pursuits Hill was involved in many commercial schemes, usually unsuccessful. Hill was the manager of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane when he was 24 years old, and before being summarily fired for reasons unknown, he staged the premier of George Frideric Handel's Rinaldo, the first Italian opera designed for a London audience. The composer was very involved in the production, and Hill collaborated on the libretto, although it is disputed what his actual contributions were.
Education
He went to the following schools
  • Westminster School
Aaron Hill's Books
  • An account of the rise and progress of the beech-oil invention
  • Proposals for raising a stock of one hundred thousand pounds
  • Essays for the month of December 1716