Edward Fitzgerald

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Birthday
31, 1809
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 14, 1883 (74)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
31, 1809
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 14, 1883 (74)

About

A nineteenth-century British author and poet, he is best known for his English translation of The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam. He also famously published the Oxford Book of English Verse.

Before Fame

He was born into wealth near Suffolk, England, and he also lived in France for a time. He published one of his first translations, Six Dramas of Calderon, in 1853.

Trivia

In 1895, FitzGerald's close friend, W. Aldis Wright, published a three-volume collection of FitzGerald's letters.

Family Life

He married Lucy Barton in 1856, upon the death bed request of her poet father; however, the two quickly separated.

Associated With

He was a friend of Alfred Lord Tennyson.