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English Poets

Also known as the Father of English literature, Geoffrey Chaucer was the greatest English poet of the Middle Ages. He was also the first poet to be buried in Poet's Corner of Westminster Abbey. Chaucer was also famous as an author, philosopher, alchemist and astronomer. He also had an active career in the civil service as a bureaucrat, courtier and diplomat.

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12 Facts About William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare, b.23 April 1564 Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England (observed) d.23 April 1616. Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. Playwright, poet, actor.

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William Shakespeare (Baptism April 26,1564; died April 23,1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language, and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He enjoyed the Royal patronage of Elizabeth I. Painting now purported to be of Master William Shakespeare, known as the 'Cobbe portrait'.

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Samuel Taylor Coleridge - October 21, 1772 - July 25, 1832, was an English poet, who with his friend, William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan.

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John Milton, 17th century English poet, (1820). Milton's (1608-1674) most famous work is his epic Paradise Lost, first published in 1667. He became totally blind in about 1652.

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AUTHOR GALLERY

George Gordon, Lord Byron: Adventure traveler, poet, dandy, leader of fashion.

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"What would the world be, once bereft, of wet and wildness? Oh, let them be left. Let them be left, wildness and wet; long live the trees and the wilderness yet."--Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Birthday of English poet Alfred, Lord Tennyson (August 6, 1809 - 1892) - Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom for much of the Victorian era…

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