Robert Southey

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Birthday
12, 1774
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 21, 1843 (68)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
12, 1774
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 21, 1843 (68)

About

English Romantic poet, author, and thirty-year United Kingdom Poet Laureate. His literary works include Joan of Arc: An Epic Poem, Thalaba the Destroyer, and The Curse of Kehama.

Before Fame

He studied at Westminster School in London and at Balliol College in Oxford.

Trivia

His work "The Story of the Three Bears" became the basis for the famous "Goldilocks" children's tale.

Family Life

He married fellow poet Caroline Anne Bowles one year after the death of his first wife Edith Fricker.

Associated With

He collaborated with and was a friend and relative-in-law of poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.