Arthur Hallam

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Birthday
1, 1811
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 15, 1833 (22)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
1, 1811
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 15, 1833 (22)

About

English poet known for his association with Alfred Lord Tennyson, who wrote 'In Memoriam A.H.H.' in Hallam's honor. Hallam published his own poetry collection, the simply-titled Poems, in 1830.

Before Fame

He was born in London and was a schoolmate of future British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. Later, Hallam attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he began his famous friendship with Tennyson.

Trivia

He died tragically at the age of twenty-two from a brain aneurysm.

Family Life

His first love, Anna Mildred Wintour, inspired many of his early poems. Later, he became engaged to Tennyson's sister, Emily.

Associated With

Queen Victoria counted "In Memoriam A.H.H." among her favorite poems.