Ted Hughes


Birthday August 17, 1930

Birth Sign Leo

Birthplace England

DEATH DATE Oct 28, 1998 (68)

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English Poet Laureate whose most famous works include The Hawk in the Rain, Crow, and Birthday Letters. He also translated numerous works, including Frank Wedekind's Spring Awakening and Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding.

Before Fame

He was raised in the English farm region of Calder Valley and later studied at Pembroke College.


He was best known as a poet, but he also worked in the theatre and won prestigious awards for his children's literature.

Family Life

He was famously married to American poet Sylvia Plath, with whom he had two children. Seven years after Plath's much-publicized suicide, Hughes married Carol Orchard.

Associated With

He and artist Leonard Baskin collaborated on The Life and Songs of the Crow.