Alexander Pope

Poet Alexander Pope

Profession: Poet


Biography: Alexander Pope was an English poet of the Enlightenment era, considered one of the greatest poets of his period. His best known works include The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism.

Pope is also renowned for his translations of Home, first translating the Iliad and then the Odyssey. He also issued a new edition of Shakespeare's works.

Born: May 21, 1688
Birthplace: London, England
Star Sign: Gemini

Died: May 30, 1744 (aged 56)

Historical Events

  • 1711-05-15 Alexander Pope's "An Essay on Criticism" is published anonymously

Quotes by Alexander Pope

  • "No one should be ashamed to admit they are wrong, which is but saying, in other words, that they are wiser today than they were yesterday."

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