Samuel Rogers

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Birthday
30, 1763
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 18, 1855 (92)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
30, 1763
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 18, 1855 (92)

About

English poet, banker, and art collector who is remembered for a 1792 poem entitled "The Pleasures of Memory."

Before Fame

He originally wanted to become a Presbyterian minister, but his banker father convinced him to pursue a career in finance.

Trivia

His art collections were worth fifty-thousand pounds at the time of his death.

Family Life

He was the son of Thomas and Mary Rogers and had two brothers -- Thomas and Daniel -- and a sister, Sarah.

Associated With

He was a friend and literary contemporary of the more celebrated poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge.