Thomas Hood

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Birthday
23, 1799
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 3, 1845 (45)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1799
Birthplace
England
Death Date
May 3, 1845 (45)

About

A 19th-century English author and poet, he is best known for "Whims and Oddities" and other humorous works. His most famous poems include "No!" and "I Remember, I Remember."

Before Fame

He was the son of a London bookseller. In the early 1820s, he began editing the London Magazine.

Trivia

He was infamous for playing practical jokes on his friends and family.

Family Life

He was married to Jane Reynolds Hood. The couple had a son named Tom who became an editor and dramatist.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow author, Charles Lamb, whom he met while serving as editor of the London Magazine.