Freeman, John Frederick
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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