Edmund Waller

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Birthday
3, 1606
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 21, 1687 (81)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
3, 1606
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Oct 21, 1687 (81)

About

Seventeenth-century poet and politician known for his verse "Go, Lovely Rose!" He popularized the poetic form of the couplet.

Before Fame

He studied briefly at King's College, Cambridge and later sat in the English House of Commons.

Trivia

He was banished from England between 1643-1651 for his leading role in Waller's Plot, a royal, anti-Parliamentary conspiracy.

Family Life

After being rejected by Lady Dorothy Sidney, he married Mary Bracey. Previously, he had been widowed by another Mrs. Waller.

Associated With

He wrote a 1655 poetic tribute to Oliver Cromwell.

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