Francis Thompson biography

Francis Thompson

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1859 – 1907

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Who was Francis Thompson?

Francis Thompson was an English poet and ascetic. After attending college, he moved to London to become a writer, but in menial work, became addicted to opium, and was a street vagrant for years. A married couple read his poetry and rescued him, publishing his first book Poems in 1893. Thompson lived as an unbalanced invalid in Wales and at Storrington, but wrote three books of poetry, with other works and essays, before dying of tuberculosis in 1907.

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Born
Dec 16, 1859
City of Preston, Lancashire
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Ushaw College
  • Victoria University of Manchester
Died
Nov 13, 1907
London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013