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|Born||13 July 1793|
|Died||20 May 1664|
|Known for||Rural poetry|
His biographer Jonathan Bate states that Clare was "the greatest labouring-class poet that England has ever produced. No one has ever written more powerfully of nature, of a rural childhood, and of the alienated and unstable self."
- Bate, Jonathan (2003) John Clare: a biography.Farrar, Straus and Giroux.