Roy Campbell

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Birthday
2, 1901
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Apr 23, 1957 (55)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
2, 1901
Birthplace
South Africa
Death Date
Apr 23, 1957 (55)

About

South African poet who became known for his rhymed, satirical verse. His best-known works include Flowering Reeds and The Flaming Terrapin.

Before Fame

He failed the Oxford University entrance examination and subsequently lived in London and wrote poetry.

Trivia

He was killed in a car accident in Portugal during a period when he was working on translations of Spanish plays.

Family Life

He was married to Mary Margaret Garman and had two daughters.

Associated With

He voiced his support for Francisco Franco. This unpopular political stance resulted in the exclusion of his poetry from many literary anthologies.