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

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

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Earl of Ellesmere, Francis Egerton

Earl of Ellesmere, Francis Egerton

Politician, poet, founding trustee of the National Portrait Gallery. One of the Commissioners for the Great Exhibition, 1951. Born 21 Arlington Street, Piccadilly. Died Bridgewater House, London. ...

Person, Literature, Museums / Libraries, Poetry, Politics & Administration

1 memorial
Cecil Day Lewis

Cecil Day Lewis

Poet and novelist. Born Ireland but brought up in London. His mystery novels were written under his pseudonym, Nicholas Blake. 1951 married the actor Jill Balcon (daughter of Michael Balcon.) Fathe...

Person, Literature, Poetry, Ireland

3 memorials
Andreas Kalvos

Andreas Kalvos

Poet. Born on the island of Zakynthos (then part of the Venetian Republic). In 1802 his father took him and his brother to a Greek community in Livorno, Italy and he never saw his mother again. He ...

Person, Nationalism, Poetry, Greece, Italy

1 memorial
Rhymers' Club

Rhymers' Club

The Rhymers' Club met at Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese where they read their poems aloud, criticised each other's work and published together. Members included: Yeats, Arthur Symons, Richard Le Gallien...

Group, Poetry

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Leigh Hunt

Leigh Hunt

Poet. Born Southgate. Named 'James Henry Leigh Hunt' after the Duke of Chandos, James Henry Leigh, who was employing Hunt's father, a preacher, as tutor to his nephew at the time of Hunt's birth. F...

Person, Literature, Poetry

6 memorials