Alexander Pope

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Birthday
21, 1688
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 30, 1744 (56)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
21, 1688
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 30, 1744 (56)

About

English poet known for Three Hours After Marriage, Messiah, and other satirical works. He is remembered for his frequent poetic use of the heroic couplet.

Before Fame

He was born into a Catholic family and overcame both religious discrimination and tuberculosis in his youth.

Trivia

His literary works include numerous English translations of the Greek epic poems of Homer.

Family Life

He never married, but he had an affair with Martha Blount.

Associated With

He, Lord Tennyson, and William Shakespeare are often cited as the three most-quoted English poets.

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