Robert Bridges

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Birthday
23, 1844
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 21, 1930 (85)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
23, 1844
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 21, 1930 (85)

About

British poet, author, hymn writer, and medical doctor who served as United Kingdom Poet Laureate from 1913-1930. His works include Eros and Psyche (poetry collection), The Christian Captives (verse play), and "O Gladsome Light" (hymn).

Before Fame

He attended Eton College and Corpus Christi College (Oxford) before studying medicine in London.

Trivia

He was the first United Kingdom Poet Laureate to hold a medical degree.

Family Life

His daughter, Elizabeth Daryush, was also a poet.

Associated With

His poems were set to music by Gustav Holst and other composers.