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Wordsworth, William

Born: 1770 AD
Died: 1850 AD, at 80 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Poets

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1770 - Born in Cockermouth, Cumberland

 

1778 - he was sent to Hawkshead grammar school

 

1787-1791

- saw again his sister Dorothy during the summer of 1787

- stayed at St. John's College, Cambridge

 

1791 - went to France where he met Annette Vallon

 

1793-1798

- traveled to the south of England

 

1797 - wrote the poem "The Ruined Cottage"

 

1798-1799

- traveled in Germany

- - began writing "The Prelude"

 

1799 - settled at Dove Cottage, Grasmere

 

1800 - wrote "Michael" and the Lucy poems

 

1802 - "Resolution and Independence"

 

1804 - "Ode: Intimations if Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood"

 

1888 - completed "Home at Grasmere" as the first book of the first part of the philosophical poem The Recluse

 

1843 - made poet laureate

 

1850 - died after having done much in restoring simple diction to English poetry ans establishing Romanticism as dominant in the literary world at that time


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