Why Famous: Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and one of the most popular British poets. He excelled at penning short lyrics, and much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as "Ulysses".
- 1850-06-13 Poet Alfred Tennyson (40) weds Emily Sellwood (36)
- 1850-11-19 Alfred Tennyson becomes British Poet Laureate, succeeding William Wordsworth
- 1854-12-09 Alfred Tennyson's poem "Charge of the Light Brigade" is published in "The Examiner"