William Wordsworth was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads. Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published by his wife in the year of his death, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death from pleurisy on 23 April 1850.
|Born||April 07, 1770, Cockermouth, Cumberland, England|
|Died||April 23, 1850, Rydal, Westmorland, England|
|Spouse(s)||Mary Hutchinson (1802–1850, his death)|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
|Preceded by||Robert Southey|
|Succeeded by||Alfred, Lord Tennyson|
English Romantic poet who is remembered for such poems as"To the Cuckoo,""I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud," and"Tintern Abbey." The Excursion, The Prelude, and Lyrical Ballads are some of his poetry books.
In the English Lake District, he was one of five children born to Ann Cookson Wordsworth and John Wordsworth. He earned his bachelor's degree from Cambridge's St. John's College.
His sister Dorothy, who was also a poet, was a close friend.
With Annette Vallon, he had an illegitimate daughter. He then married Mary Hutchinson and had five children with her.
Wordsworth, like his buddy Samuel Taylor Coleridge, was a significant English Romantic poet.
William Wordsworth Category. Burials in Cumbria. People educated at Hawkshead Grammar School. People associated with Durham University. Anglican poets. Anglican writers. Sonneteers. 18th-century English poets. Romantic poets. Mystics. 19th-century English poets. 18th-century English writers. English Anglicans. 19th-century English writers