John Milton

Poet John Milton Full Name: John Milton
Nationality: English

Profession: Poet
Why Famous: Poet and political writer, he held many views controversial at the time. Most famous for losing Paradise, and then regaining it.

Born: December 9, 1608
Star Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: London, England

Died: November 8, 1674 (aged 65)

Married Life

  • 1656-11-12 English Poet and author of epic "Paradise Lost" John Milton (47) marries 2nd wife Katherine Woodcock
  • 1662-02-24 English Poet and author of "Paradise Lost" John Milton marries 3rd wife Elizabeth Mynshull, 31 years his junior.

Historical Events in the Life of John Milton

  • 1644-11-23 Areopagitica, a pamphlet by John Milton, decrying censorship, is published.
  • 1667-04-27 Blind and impoverished, John Milton sells the copyright of Paradise Lost for £10.

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