Francis Webb

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Birthday
8, 1925
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Nov 23, 1973 (48)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
8, 1925
Birthplace
Australia
Death Date
Nov 23, 1973 (48)

About

Twentieth-century Australian poet known for Ghost of the Cock, Socrates and Other Poems, and Birthday. He received both the Christopher Brennan Award and the Gold Medal of the Australian Literature Society.

Before Fame

He was born Francis Charles Webb-Wagg and was the only son of a musician father and a socialite mother.

Trivia

He suffered from schizophrenia and spent a large portion of his adult life in psychiatric institutions.

Family Life

He was briefly engaged to a Jewish woman named Ethel, but he never married.

Associated With

He was a literary contemporary of fellow Australian poet Dorothy Coade Hewett.

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