Robert Browning (1812-1889)

Robert Browning

Robert Browning was born in London, England on the 7th of May 1812 and died in Venice, Italy on the 12th of December 1889.

He was a poet and playwright whose influence persisted long after his passing, with Men and Women, The Ring and the Book, Balaustian’s Adventure and Red Cotton Night-Cap Country proving to be particularly significant.

In 1846, Browning married the poet Elizabeth Barrett with whom he moved to Italy for reasons relating to Barrett’s health. Browning lived in Italy until his wife’s death in 1861 before returning to England with their son, Penini (Pen).

With inspiration taken from his time in Italy, Browning produced a series of further works after immersing himself in London’s literary scene. His status and critical recognition grew rapidly in his later life as he enjoyed more prolific states of writing.

In 1889, Robert Browning became seriously ill and died on the 12th of December. His name has gone down as one of the great English poets.

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