Gerard Manley Hopkins biography

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Poet, Author

1844 – 1889

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Who was Gerard Manley Hopkins?

Reverend Father Gerard Manley Hopkins, S.J. was an English poet, Roman Catholic convert, and Jesuit priest, whose posthumous fame established him among the leading Victorian poets. His experimental explorations in prosody and his use of imagery established him as a daring innovator in a period of largely traditional verse.

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Born
Jul 28, 1844
Stratford, London
Religion
  • Catholicism
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Balliol College
  • Highgate School
    (1854 - 1863)
  • University of Oxford
Employment
  • The Oratory School
    (1867 - )
  • Stonyhurst College
  • Mount St Mary's College
  • University of Dublin
Died
Jun 8, 1889
Dublin
Resting place
Glasnevin Cemetery

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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