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John Donne
  • Name: John Donne
  • Born: 01/22/1572
  • Died: 03/31/1631 (59 years old)
  • Occupation: Poet, priest, lawyer

John Donne (/dʌn/ DUN; 22 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) was an English poet, scholar, soldier and secretary born into a Catholic family, a remnant of the Catholic Revival, who reluctantly became a cleric in the Church of England. He was Dean of St Paul’s Cathedral in London (1621-1631). He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poetical works are noted for their metaphorical and sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, and satires. He is also known for his sermons.

School: Hart Hall, Oxford, University of Cambridge

Genre: Satire, love poetry, elegy, sermons

Birth Place: London, England

Death Place: London, England

Source: Wikipedia

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