Robert Browning

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Birthday
7, 1812
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 12, 1889 (77)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
7, 1812
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 12, 1889 (77)

About

Victorian poet and playwright whose best-known works include My Last Duchess and The Pied Piper of Hamelin. His later works include Men and Women and The Ring and the Book.

Before Fame

He was fluent in French, Italian, and Greek by the time he was in his mid-teens.

Trivia

Browning's poem "Childe Rowland to the Dark Tower Came" inspired horror writer Stephen King's novel The Dark Tower.

Family Life

He married fellow poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning in 1846.

Associated With

He admired the work of Percy Bysshe Shelley and emulated Shelley's vegetarian lifestyle for a time.