mobile nav


Alexander Pope

Person   Born 21/5/1688 Died 30/5/1744

Categories: Poetry

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.

Go to map of other memorials in this area

This section lists the memorials where the subject on this page is commemorated:
Alexander Pope

Information Commemorated at


Alexander Pope

In a house in this Court Alexander Pope, poet, was born, 1688. The Corporatio...

Read More


Toy Inn

The site of the Toy Inn. An ancient hostelry of note. Built for Oliver Cromwe...

Read More


Wine Office Court

The Rhymers' Club is not specifically mentioned on the plaque but Ye Olde Che...

Read More