Rupert Brooke

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Birthday
3, 1887
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 23, 1915 (27)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
3, 1887
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 23, 1915 (27)

About

Poet known for "The Soldier" and other war-themed sonnets. He was associated with several turn-of-the-century literary groups, including the Dymock poets and the Bloomsbury group.

Before Fame

He attended King's College, Cambridge, where he founded the Marlowe Society dramatic club.

Trivia

He died from sepsis as the result of an infected mosquito bite.

Family Life

He was bisexual, though this fact was edited out of his life story by his first biographer.

Associated With

He was described by Irish poet William Butler Yeats as "the handsomest young man in England."