Person    | Female  Born 5/12/1830  Died 29/12/1894

Christina Rossetti

Categories: Poetry, Seriously Famous

Poet in the Pre-Raphaelite style. Sister to Dante; family details are given there. Born at 38 Charlotte Street. Engaged three times but never married; at least two of them were rejected due to 'religious differences'. Best known work: "In the bleak mid-winter". Died 30 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury.

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Christina Rossetti

Here lived and died Christina Georgina Rossetti, poetess. Born 1830 : died 1...

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