Felicia Hemans

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Birthday
25, 1793
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 16, 1835 (41)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
25, 1793
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 16, 1835 (41)

About

English poet best known for an 1826 poem entitled "Casabianca." Her other works include "Corinne at the Capitol," "Evening Prayer at a Girls' School," and "To the New-Born."

Before Fame

She was born Felicia Dorothea Browne in Liverpool, England and was raised in Wales.

Trivia

She wrote "Indian Women's Death Song" and several other poems that explored the theme of female suicide.

Family Life

She wed Irishman Alfred Hemans. Before her separation from Hemans, she gave birth to five sons.

Associated With

She published her first poems at the age of fourteen and corresponded with Percy Bysshe Shelley, who admired her literary precocity.