Alfred, Lord Tennyson
Person Born 6/8/1809 Died 6/10/1892
Poet Laureate. Born Lincolnshire. Wrote "Morte d'Arthur". Extremely popular and successful; a Victorian national treasure. But strange and not the cleanest person: when a friend suggested he should change his shirt, his response was ""Hm, yours would not be as clean as mine if you had worn it a fortnight." He also chose to sleep in the sheets in which his father had died. Turned down the offer of a baronetcy hoping for something better, and was rewarded with a peerage in 1883. Died at home at Aldworth, near Haslemere.