Eric Stenbock

Poet

Birthday March 12, 1860

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Apr 26, 1895 (35)

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About

English-born, Baltic-German poet and author known for his 1894 work The Shadow of Death. His other poetry collections include Love, Sleep & Dreams and Myrtle, Rue and Cypress.

Before Fame

He was the son of a Baltic-German-Swedish Count and an English cotton heiress. He briefly studied at Balliol College, Oxford.

Trivia

He suffered from drug addiction and was an eccentric who traveled with a monkey and a human-sized doll that he claimed was his child.

Family Life

He had a homosexual relationship with Norman O'Neill, an orchestral conductor and composer.

Associated With

His short story collection Studies of Death was praised by H.P. Lovecraft.