Alfred Tennyson Biography

Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, FRS was Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets.

Tennyson excelled at penning short lyrics, such as "Break, Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears, Idle Tears" and "Crossing the Bar". Much of his verse was based on classical mythological themes, such as Ulysses, although In Memoriam A.H.H. was written to commemorate his best friend Arthur Hallam, a fellow poet and fellow student at Trinity College, Cambridge, who was engaged to Tennyson's sister, but died from a brain haemorrhage before they could marry. Tennyson also wrote some notable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses", and "Tithonus". During his career, Tennyson attempted drama, but his plays enjoyed little success. Source: Wikipedia

Biography Snapshot
Name:
Alfred Tennyson
Nationality:
England
Profession:
Poet
Ethnicity:
British people
Religion:
Anglicanism
Date of Birth:
August 6, 1809
Astrological Sign:
Leo
Date of Death:
October 6, 1892
Age at Death:
83
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