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Francis Quarles

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Birthday
8, 1592
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 8, 1644 (52)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
8, 1592
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 8, 1644 (52)

About

British poet best known for his 1635 work Emblems. His other publications include Sions Elegies, Wept by Jeremie the Prophet; Hieroglyphikes of the Life of Man, and Solomon's Recantation.

Before Fame

He was born in Essex and studied at both Christ's College, Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn.

Trivia

His family had a history of service to British royals such as James I, Henry VIII, and Elizabeth I.

Family Life

He wed Ursula Woodgate in 1618; the couple subsequently raised eighteen children.

Associated With

He was an ancestor of American poet and Harlem Renaissance figure Langston Hughes.