William Allingham

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Birthday
19, 1824
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Nov 18, 1889 (65)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
19, 1824
Birthplace
Ireland
Death Date
Nov 18, 1889 (65)

About

Irish poet, editor, and author who is most known for his Diary and for his poem "The Faeries." Also an editor, he began working for Fraser's Magazine in 1874.

Before Fame

He worked for the customs service in both Ireland and England.

Trivia

His poetry was quoted in the film version of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Family Life

He was married to Helen Paterson Allingham, an illustrator and water-color artist. The couple had three children.

Associated With

His posthumously-published diary referenced the poet Alfred Lord Tennyson.