Edmund Spenser

Poet, Author

1552 – 1599

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Who was Edmund Spenser?

Edmund Spenser was an English poet best known for The Faerie Queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the Tudor dynasty and Elizabeth I. He is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of Modern English verse in its infancy, and is considered one of the greatest poets in the English language.

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Born
1552
London
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Pembroke College, Cambridge
  • Merchant Taylors' School, Northwood
  • University of Cambridge
Employment
  • Poet laureate, Government of the United Kingdom
    ( - 1589)
Died
Jan 13, 1599
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013