Christina Rossetti

English poet

Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830 – 29 December 1894) was born in Charlotte Street (now 105 Hallam Street), in London. She was an English Victorian poet. She wrote a variety of romantic, devotional, religous, and children's poems.

Christina Rossetti
Christina Georgina Rossetti
Christina Georgina Rossetti
BornChristina Georgina Rossetti
(1830-12-05)5 December 1830
Died29 December 1894(1894-12-29) (aged 64)
London, England
OccupationAuthor, Poet
Literary movementPre-Raphaelite
RelativesDante Gabriel, brother

She also oppose slavery, prostitution and cruelty to animals for humanitarian thought.

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She is known for her poem "Goblin Market", the "Remember" and her sonnets. She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in the British Isles: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set to music by Gustav Holst and by Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Harold Darke and by other composers.

Her father Gabriele Rossetti was also a poet and a political exile from Vasto, Abruzzo, since 1824 and her mother Frances Polidori was the sister of Lord Byron's friend and physician, John William Polidori.[1]

She had two brothers and a sister: Dante Gabriel became an influential artist and poet, and William Michael and Maria both became writers.[1]

Christina was the youngest child in the family, she was a lively child and she dictated her first story to her mother before she had learned to write.[2][3]

Christina Rossetti, by her brother Dante Gabriel Rossetti

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