Elijah Fenton

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Birthday
20, 1683
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 16, 1730 (47)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
20, 1683
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jul 16, 1730 (47)

About

British poet, translator, and biographer known for works such as Marianne and Life of John Milton. He also served as an editor for a collection of Edmund Waller's poetry.

Before Fame

He studied at Jesus College, Cambridge and later worked as a secretary, school master, and tutor.

Trivia

His memory was honored by the mounting of a plaque at St. Michael and St. Mary Magdalene's Church in Easthampstead, England.

Family Life

He was born in Shelton, England, a town that was later re-named Stoke-on-Trent.

Associated With

He assisted Alexander Pope, who was his neighbor, with the English translation of the Odyssey.

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