Born: June 11, 1588, Bentworth (near Alton), Hampshire, England.
Died: May 2, 1667, London, England.
Buried: Savoy Chapel churchyard, Strand, City of Westminster, London, England. He seems to have lived nearby.
Wither’s early education was at the Grammar School of Colemore (or Colemere), under its celebrated master, John Greaves. In 1604, George entered Magdalen College, Oxford, where his tutor was John Warner (the later Bishop of Rochester).
Wither had been there only three years when his father, following bad advice that further education was unnecessary, withdrew George from the university.
Notwithstanding, Wither became one of the pre-eminent Puritan poets.