George Herbert

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Birthday
3, 1593
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Mar 1, 1633 (39)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
3, 1593
Birthplace
Wales
Death Date
Mar 1, 1633 (39)

About

Welsh-born metaphysical poet and Anglican priest. His best-known literary works include The Country Parson, Jacula Prudentum, and The Temple.

Before Fame

He sat in Parliament for two years before joining the Church of England as a parish rector.

Trivia

His poem "The Altar" is a pattern poem: it is printed on the page in a visual form that resembles an altar.

Family Life

He was one of ten children born into an upper-class, politically influential family.

Associated With

His mother was a literary patron and friend of the renowned poet John Donne.