Nicholas Michell

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Birthday
4, 1807
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 6, 1880 (72)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
4, 1807
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 6, 1880 (72)

About

Nineteenth-century Cornish poet and writer who published The Siege of Constantinople in 1831. His other literary works include An Essay on Woman, The Saxon's Daughter, and London in Light and Darkness.

Before Fame

After graduating from Truro Grammar School, he worked briefly as an iron smelter.

Trivia

The publication of Ruins of Many Lands in 1849 brought him to the attention of both readers and literary critics.

Family Life

He married Maria Waterhouse in 1836. His father, John Michell, was a scientist who helped discover the tantalite mineral group.

Associated With

Like Arthur Hugh Clough, Michell was a nineteenth-century English poet.