Person    | Male  Born 7/4/1770  Died 23/4/1850

William Wordsworth

Categories: Poetry, Seriously Famous

Romantic poet. Born Cumberland, with the perfect name for a poet (see Isambard Brunel for more examples of nominative determinism). Died Grasmere, the Lake District. Passing through London in July 1802 on his way to visit his ex-mistress and their daughter in France he was impressed with the view from Westminster Bridge and composed: "Earth hath not anything to show more fair....".

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William Wordsworth

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Stockwell WW1 memorial

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Percy Bysshe Shelley

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Poet. Born at Field Place, near Horsham in Sussex. Had a habit of eloping with and then marrying 16 or 17 year olds: first Harriet Westbrook. When she, pregnant, drowned herself in the Serpentine P...

Person, Poetry, Seriously Famous, Italy

6 memorials
Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin

Born Coventry. Larkin spent 30 years in the northern port city of Hull working as a university librarian. He shunned the limelight, refusing to appear on television and turning down a request to be...

Person, Poetry

2 memorials
James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell

American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat.

Person, Poetry, USA

1 memorial
Thomas Woolner

Thomas Woolner

Sculptor and poet. Born Hadleigh Suffolk. Early member of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Emigrated to Australia 1852-3 for economic reasons. Buried in the churchyard of St Mary's, Hendon.

Person, Poetry, Sculpture, Australia

4 memorials
Heinrich Heine

Heinrich Heine

German poet and essayist. Born Dusseldorf. Died Paris.

Person, Literature, Poetry, France, Germany

1 memorial