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William Wordsworth

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For the Scottish composer, see William Wordsworth (composer).

|William Wordsworth                                                             |
|[pic]                                                                         |
|Portrait of William Wordsworth by Benjamin Robert Haydon (NPG).               |
|Born                   |7 April 1770                                           |
|                       |Wordsworth House, Cockermouth, England                 |
|Died                   |23 April 1850 (aged 80)                               |
|                       |Cumberland, England                                   |
|Occupation             |Poet                                                   |
|Genres                 |Poetry                                                 |
|Literary movement     |Romanticism                                           |
|Notable work(s)       |Lyrical Ballads, Poems in Two Volumes, The Excursion   |

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads.

Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semiautobiographical poem of his early years which he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as the poem "to Coleridge." Wordsworth was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

Early life

Main article: Early life of William Wordsworth
The second of five children born to John Wordsworth and Ann Cookson, William Wordsworth was born on 7 April 1770 in Wordsworth House in Cockermouth, Cumberland[1]—part of the scenic region in northwest England, the Lake District. His sister, the poet and...


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