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Alfred Tennyson

Poet Alfred Tennyson

Profession: Poet

Nationality:
United Kingdom
British

Why Famous: Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and one of the most popular British poets of all time.

Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, and much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as "Ulysses".

Born: August 6, 1809
Birthplace: Somersby, Lincolnshire, England
Star Sign: Leo

Died: October 6, 1892 (aged 83)

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  • 1850-06-13 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)

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