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Birthday
21, 1907
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 29, 1973 (66)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
21, 1907
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Sep 29, 1973 (66)

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About

A prolific, English-born poet, he is considered one of the greatest authors of the twentieth century. His best-known poems include "Funeral Blues," "Musee des Beaux Arts," and "The Unknown Citizen."

Before Fame

He studied English at Christ Church, Oxford. T.S. Eliot and Faber & Faber published his first poetry collection, Poems, in 1930.

Trivia

He wrote the famous poem, "Funeral Blues," also known as "Stop All the Clocks," in 1938.

Family Life

A homosexual, he began a two-year romantic relationship with poet Chester Kallman in 1939. He also had both a literary and an occasionally romantic relationship with Christopher Isherwood. In 1935, he married German author and actress, Erika Mann, for the sole purpose of securing her British citizenship.

Associated With

He collaborated with Christopher Isherwood throughout his career.

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