Anne Killigrew biography

Anne Killigrew

Poet, Author

1660 – 1685

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Who was Anne Killigrew?

Anne Killigrew was an English poet. Born in London, Killigrew is perhaps best known as the subject of a famous elegy by the poet John Dryden entitled To The Pious Memory of the Accomplish'd Young Lady Mrs. Anne Killigrew. She was however a skilful poet in her own right, and her Poems were published posthumously in 1686. Dryden compared her poetic abilities to the famous Greek poet of antiquity, Sappho. Killigrew died of smallpox aged 25.

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Born
1660
London
Nationality
  • United Kingdom
Profession
Died
Jun 16, 1685
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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