Charles Wolfe

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Birthday
14, 1791
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Feb 21, 1823 (31)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
14, 1791
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Feb 21, 1823 (31)

About

Nineteenth-century Irish poet known for "The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna." This poem appears along with fourteen others in Poetical Remains, a posthumously-published collection of Wolfe's literary work.

Before Fame

He became a priest in the Church of Ireland in 1817.

Trivia

He studied at Trinity College, Dublin but refused a scholarship because one of the scholarship's requirements was a vow of celibacy, and he was, at the time, very much in love with a young lady.

Family Life

He was born in County Kildare as the youngest son of Theobald and Frances Wolfe. Following his father's death, he moved with his mother and siblings to England.

Associated With

His poem "The Burial of Sir John Moore at Corunna" enjoyed renewed popularity after his death, when it was praised by Lord Byron.