Richard Jago

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Birthday
1, 1715
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 8, 1781 (65)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
1, 1715
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 8, 1781 (65)

About

English poet who is most famous for his 1753 poem "The Blackbirds." His collected poems were published posthumously in a 1784 volume entitled Poems Moral and Descriptive.

Before Fame

He received his master's degree from University College, Oxford and became an ordained cleric.

Trivia

His favorite place of residence was the parish of Snitterfield, Warwickshire, where he worked as a cleric in the 1740s. He returned to Snitterfield at the end of his life.

Family Life

He grew up in Warwickshire with two older brothers.

Associated With

He and Alexander Pope were both British poets of the eighteenth century.