John Keats

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Birthday
31, 1795
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 23, 1821 (25)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
31, 1795
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 23, 1821 (25)

About

Major Romantic poet who wrote "Ode on a Grecian Urn," "Ode to a Nightingale," and other famous works. The first edition of his Complete Poetical Works was published in 1899, nearly eight decades after his death.

Before Fame

He worked in his youth as an apprentice to a surgeon and apothecary.

Trivia

His "To Autumn" is one of the most highly regarded English-language poems.

Family Life

He was romantically involved with Isabella Jones before famously falling in love with Fanny Brawne. Keats' death from tuberculosis at age twenty-five ended his hopes of marriage to Ms. Brawne.

Associated With

He was a friend of fellow Romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.