Person Born 21/5/1688 Died 30/5/1744
Poet. Born Lombard Street. A childhood illness left him only 4 and a half feet tall, hunchbacked, crippled and with chronic pain. Best know for his satirical poems. Also a wit: "And all who told it added something new, and all who heard it, made enlargements too." "An honest man's the noblest work of God." Died at his home in Cross Deep, Twickenham (where Pope's Grotto can still be seen). Buried next to his parents in Twickenham church.