Alexander Pope

Poet Alexander Pope Full Name: Alexander Pope


Profession: Poet
Why Famous: Best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.

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

Died: May 30, 1744 (aged 56)

Historical Events in the Life of Alexander Pope

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

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