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Keble, John

Born: 1792 AD
Died: 1866 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Poets

1792 – Born in Fairford on the25th of April.

1827 – He had been writing ‘The Christian Year’, which appeared, and met with an almost unparalleled acceptance.

1831 – Though at first anonymous, its authorship soon became known, with the result that Keble was appointed to the Chair of Poetry at Oxford.

1833 – His famous sermon on "national apostasy" gave the first impulse to the Oxford Movement, also known as the Tractarian movement.

1835 – He was appointed Vicar of Hursley, Hampshire, where he settled down to family life and remained for the rest of his life as a parish priest.

1846 – He published another book of poems, Lyra Innocentium.

1866 – Died on the 29th of March.