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Thomas Moore

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Birthday
28, 1779
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Death Date
Feb 25, 1852 (72)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
28, 1779
Birthplace
Dublin, Ireland
Death Date
Feb 25, 1852 (72)

About

Irish poet, lyricist, and singer who became famous for his lyrics to the popular song "The Last Rose of Summer." He is also known for "The Minstrel Boy" and numerous other works.

Before Fame

The son of a Dublin grocer, he studied law in London.

Trivia

His poems were set to music by Benjamin Britten, Robert Schumann, and other prominent composers.

Family Life

His happy marriage with actress Bessy Dyke produced five children.

Associated With

His popular songs were quoted by James Joyce in Dubliners.