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Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Poet, Critic and Philosopher Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Profession: Poet, Critic and Philosopher

United Kingdom

Biography: Founder member of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets.

Best known for his poems "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner", "Christabel" and "Kubla Khan".

Born: October 21, 1772
Birthplace: Ottery St Mary, Devon, England, United Kingdom
Star Sign: Libra

Died: July 25, 1834 (aged 61)
Cause of Death: Heart failure

Historical Events

  • 1795-09-15 "Lyrical Ballads" published by Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth - 1st work of English Romantic movement (probable date)
  • 1816-04-10 Samuel Taylor Coleridge recites his poem "Kubla Khan" to fellow poet Lord Byron, who persuades him to publish it
  • 1816-05-25 Collection of poems by Samuel Taylor Coleridge published by John Murray in London, including "Kubla Khan" and "Christabel"

Quotes by Samuel Taylor Coleridge

  • "If you would stand well with a great mind, leave him with a favourable impression of yourself; if with a little mind, leave him with a favourable impression of himself."