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William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth

English romantic poet

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).

Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published by his wife in the year of his death, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge".

Wordsworth was Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death from pleurisy on 23 April 1850.

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April 7, 1770
William Wordsworth was born in Cockermouth.

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Virginia Heffernan
May 18, 2021
Wired
Attempting to model the universe as precisely as possible is to try to see the one thing that even the strictest atheist agrees is everlasting.
Telegraph reporters
February 16, 2020
The Telegraph
Poet's Somerset home has been sold twice since 2017 but could soon be open to tourists
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