John Keats

Romantic Poet John Keats

Profession: Romantic Poet

United Kingdom

Biography: My heart aches, and a drowsy numbness pains my sense, as though of hemlock I had drunk.

Born: October 31, 1795
Birthplace: Moorgate, London, England
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 23, 1821 (aged 25)
Cause of Death: Tuberculosis

Historical Events

  • 1818-01-30 John Keats composes his sonnet "When I Have Fears"
  • 1818-07-11 English poet John Keats writes "In the Cottage Where Burns is Born", "Lines Written in the Highlands", and "Gadfly"

Quotes by John Keats

  • "Poetry should please by a fine excess and not by singularity. It should strike the reader as a wording of his own highest thoughts, and appear almost as a remembrance."

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