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Swinburne, Algernon Charles

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Born: 1837 AD
Died: 1909 AD, at 72 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Dramatist, Poets

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1837 - Born on April 5th in Grosvenor Place, London, England.

1857 - Swinburne was sent to Eton, where he remained for five years, proceeding to Balliol College, Oxford.

1858 - Received the Taylorian prize for French and Italian.

         - He took a second class in classical moderations, but his name does not occur in any of the "Final" honor schools.

1860 - He left Oxford and published those remarkable dramas, The Queen Mother and Rosamond, which, despite a certain rigidity of style, must be considered a wonderful performance for so young a poet, being fuller of dramatic energy than most of his later plays, and rich in really magnificent blank verse.

1865-1896 - Appeared the lyrical tragedy of Atalanta in Calydon, followed in the next year by the famous Poems and Ballads, and with them the poet took the public gaze, and began to enjoy at once a vogue that may almost be likened to the vogue of Lord Byron.

         - Wrote the plays Chastelard, Bothwell, and Mary Stuart.

         - Wrote Atalanta in Calydon, Poems and Ballads: First Series, Ave Atque Vale, Songs Before Sunrise, Essays and Studies, Poems and Ballads: Second Series, Tristram of Lyonesse, Marino Faliero, Astrophel, and A Tale of Balen.

1909 - Died of influenza on April 10th in The Pines, Putney, England.

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