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 War Memorial

The design of this Portland stone clock tower was chosen through competition ...

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Hugo Manning

Hugo Manning

Poet.  Born as Lazarus Perkoff at "123 Oxford Street in Mile End Road"  according to UCL Archives.  His parents were Polish Jews so we believe the Mile End bit.  Spent 1938 - 43 in Argentina.  On h...

Person, Poetry, Africa, Argentina, South America

1 memorial
Charles Williams

Charles Williams

Writer on literature and theology, novelist and poet. Born Charles Walter Stansby Williams, 3 Spencer Road. He worked for the Oxford University Press (OUP) in various capacities for most of his lif...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Religion

1 memorial
Benvenuto Cellini

Benvenuto Cellini

Italian goldsmith, sculptor, draftsman, soldier, musician, and artist who also wrote a famous autobiography and poetry.

Person, Art, Craft / Design, Literature, Music / songs, Poetry, Sculpture, Italy

2 memorials
Tobias George Smollett

Tobias George Smollett

Born Dalquhurn (now part of Renton) Dunbartonshire, Scotland. Poet and author of novels such as The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle which supposedly influenced ...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Italy, Scotland

1 memorial
Edward de Vere

Edward de Vere

17th Earl of Oxford. Possibly born at Castle Hedingham, Essex. He wrote poetry  and was a court favourite. Since the 1920s, he has been among the alternative candidates for the authorship of Shakes...

Person, Poetry

1 memorial