Mark Akenside

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Birthday
9, 1721
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 23, 1770 (48)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
9, 1721
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 23, 1770 (48)

About

Eighteenth-century poet and physician known for The Pleasures of the Imagination, Odes on Several Subjects, and other works. His complete works were published posthumously in 1834.

Before Fame

He studied theology before eventually settling on a medical career. He received his M.D. from the University of Cambridge.

Trivia

He was a lifelong friend of British politician Jeremiah Dyson.

Family Life

He grew up as a butcher's son in Newcastle-upon- Tyne, England.

Associated With

His literary career was promoted by Alexander Pope, who assured a prospective publisher that Akenside was a superb writer who should receive great financial compensation for his work.

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