Robert Browning (7 May 1812 – 12 December 1889) was an English poet and playwright of Victorian era. He was born in Camberwell, London. He was married to the poet Elizabeth Barrett Browning. 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.
Browning, c. 1888
|Born||7 May 1812|
Camberwell, London, England
|Died||12 December 1889 (aged 77)|
Venice, Kingdom of Italy
|Alma mater||University College London|
|Notable works||Pied Piper of Hamelin, Men and Women, The Ring and the Book, Dramatis Personae, Dramatic Lyrics, Dramatic Romances and Lyrics, Asolando|
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(m. 1846; died 1861)
|Children||Robert Wiedeman Barrett "Pen" Browning|
|Relatives||Robert Browning (Father) Sarah Anna Wiedemann (Mother)|
Browning's longest work was the poem The Ring and the Book. 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.
Gilbert Keith Chesterton wrote a book about Robert Browning; it was called Robert Browning and was published by Macmillan & Co. in 1903.
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