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William Wordsworth

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Birthday
7, 1770
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 23, 1850 (80)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
7, 1770
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Apr 23, 1850 (80)

About

English Romantic poet who is remembered for such poems as "To the Cuckoo," "I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," and "Tintern Abbey." His poetry collections include The Excursion, The Prelude, and Lyrical Ballads.

Before Fame

He was one of five children born to Ann Cookson Wordsworth and John Wordsworth in England's Lake District. He graduated from St. John's College, Cambridge.

Trivia

He was very close to his sister Dorothy, who was also a poet.

Family Life

He had an illegitimate daughter with Annette Vallon. He later married Mary Hutchinson, with whom he had five children.

Associated With

Like his friend Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Wordsworth was an important English Romantic poet.