Born: Dec 18, 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 55 years of age.
1859 - Born on the 18th of December in Preston, Lancashire, England.
1888 - He wrote his first poems after finding light work with a shoemaker, and the publication of two of his poems in Wilfrid Meynell's periodical, Merry England, aroused the admiration of Robert Browning.
1893 - Meynell and his wife, Alice, befriended Thompson, induced him to enter a hospital, nursed him through convalescence, and arranged publication of a collection, Poems, which was highly praised.
1897 - Thompson lived near a Franciscan priory in north Wales.
1895 - He wrote Sister Songs.
1897 - He wrote New Poems.
- He also wrote a number of prose works, mostly published posthumously, including the essay Shelley.
1907 - Died on the 13th of November in London.
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