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Thompson, Francis

Born: 1959 AD
Currently alive, at 56 years of age.
Nationality: English
Categories: Poets

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.