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Robert Browning

English poet and playwright of the Victorian Era

Robert Browning (7 May 1812 - 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright of Victorian era.[1] He was born in Camberwell, London. He was married to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning.[2] They both moved to Italy and lived in Florence. He had one son. Browning died in Venice, Italy. He was buried in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey.[3]

Robert Browning
Robert Browning in about 1888
Robert Browning in about 1888
Born7 May 1812
Camberwell, London, England
Died12 December 1889(1889-12-12) (aged 77)
Venice, Italy
Notable worksMen and Women, The Ring and the Book, Dramatis Personae, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Asolando

Robert Browning

He wrote a poem called The Laboratory which was about a woman using poison to kill her lover's girlfriend.

Browning's longest work was the poem The Ring and the Book.[2] It consists of more than twenty thousand lines. It is based on a true story. It tells about a real crime committed in Italy at the end of 17th century. Its main hero is Pompilia Comparini, a young woman stabbed to death by her husband, count Guido Franceschini.

Poet's best work is probably the book Men and Woman. It was published in 1855. It is a collection of monologues.

Browning's last book is Asolando which was published in 1889.[2]

Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote a book about Robert Browning; it was called Robert Browning and was published by Macmillan & Co. in 1903.


  1. Robert Browning, Biography.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Robert Browning - British poet". Retrieved 1 October 2016.
  3. "Robert Browning - Biography". Retrieved 1 October 2016.