George Crabbe

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Birthday
24, 1754
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 3, 1832 (77)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
24, 1754
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 3, 1832 (77)

About

British poet known for his use of heroic couplets in realistic, narrative poems such as The Village. His other works include The Borough, The Candidate, and The Library.

Before Fame

He lived near Suffolk, England for the first quarter-century of his life and read voraciously as a child. He published his first poetic work, Inebriety, in 1775.

Trivia

He worked, at various points in his life, as both a clergyman and a surgeon.

Family Life

He married Sarah Elmy in 1783 and fathered six children, several of whom died in infancy or childhood.

Associated With

He, like playwright Anton Chekhov, was a writer/physician who observed human nature as it was and painted a realistic, unbiased picture of daily life.