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Freeman, John Frederick (John Freeman)

Born: 1880 AD
Died: 1929 AD, at 49 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Essayists, Poets, Writers

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1880 - John Frederick Freeman, born on the 29th of January in London, England. He was an English poet and essayist, who gave up a successful career in insurance to write full time.

1893 - He started as an office boy aged 13.

1907 - He was a close friend of Walter de la Mare, who lobbied hard with Edward Marsh to get Freeman into the Georgian Poetry series; with eventual success. De la Mare's biographer Theresa Whistler describes him as "tall, gangling, ugly, solemn, punctilious".

1920 - He won the Hawthornden Prize with Poems.

1929 - Died on the 23rd of Sseptember.

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