Ebenezer Elliott

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Birthday
17, 1781
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 1, 1849 (68)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
17, 1781
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 1, 1849 (68)

About

British poet best known for The Corn Law Rhymes, a work published in 1831. His poem "The People's Anthem" was set to music in 1847.

Before Fame

He suffered a childhood bout of smallpox that affected his health for the rest of his life. He wrote his first poem at the age of seventeen.

Trivia

He had a great love of nature and was a self-taught botanist.

Family Life

He was one of eleven children born to a Calvinist minister. With his wife Fanny Gartside, he had thirteen children of his own.

Associated With

His poetry was influenced by the work of Lord Byron.

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