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Matthew Arnold

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Matthew Arnold

Person  Male  Born 24/12/1822  Died 15/4/1888

Categories: Poetry, Education

Countries: France, Germany, Netherlands

Poet, writer and school inspector. Born at Laleham-on-Thames, Middlesex, son of Thomas Arnold. He won the Newdigate prize in 1843 with a poem on Cromwell. Appointed a lay inspector of schools in 1851 and was frequently sent to inquire into the state of education in France, Germany and Holland. His best known poems include 'The Scholar Gipsy' and 'Dover Beach'. Died in Liverpool when he was waiting to meet his daughter returning from America.

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Matthew Arnold

London County Council Matthew Arnold, 1822 - 1888, poet and critic, lived here.

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