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Bulwer-Lytton, Edward George Earle Lytton

Born: 1803 AD
Died: 1873 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Critics, Novelists, Poets, Politicial Adviser

1803 – He was born on the 25th of May.

1825 – He entered Trinity College, Cambridge, but moved shortly afterwards to Trinity Hall, and won the Chancellor’s Gold Medal for English verse.

1827 – He purchased a commission in the army, but sold it again without serving, and in August married, in opposition to his mother’s wishes, Rosina Doyle Wheeler.

1831 – He was elected member for St Ives in Cornwall.

1832 – He was returned for Lincoln and sat in Parliament for that city for nine years.

1834 – His influence was perhaps most keenly felt when, on the Whigs’ dismissal from office, he issued a pamphlet entitled A Letter to a Late Cabinet Minister on the Crisis. Lord Melbourne, then Prime Minister, offered him a lordship of the admiralty, which he declined as likely to interfere with his activity as an author.

1836 – His writing and his efforts in the political arena took a toll upon his marriage to Rosina, and they were legally separated.

1867 – Bulwer-Lytton was a member of the English Rosicrucian society, founded by Robert Wentworth Little.

1873 – He died on the 18th of January.