William Wordsworth Biography
William Wordsworth was born on April 7 of 1770 and died on April 23 of 1850. He is considered to be one of England’s greatest romantic poets, and one of his greatest works is considered as The Prelude.
He was born and raised in Cockermouth of Cumberland in the Lake District. His father, John Wordsworth, was an attorney. Wordsworth mother died when he was 8 years old. He was sent away to a boarding school to study after his mom passed away. His father was a well established attorney under Sir James Lowther and so could afford all of William’s expensive education. However, five years after his mother passed away, Wordsworth lost his father too. He was the third of five siblings, and he was closest to his sister Dorothy. They were both poets and writers. He continued his education with the assistance of his 2 uncles and finished his education from Cambridge University.
He also studied further in St. John's College and acquired a B.A degree in 1791. In 1790, William went to France on a walking tour with some friends. However, he ended up staying there for a year. During this time, he fell in love with a French woman and had a girl child with her. However, Wordsworth tried to hide this affair so it never came to public notice and not much is known of the child too.
It was in 1795, he met Coleridge, his mentor, and they instantly struck a strong bond of friendship. Coleridge, a poet himself, encouraged William to publish his work in several ways. Together, they published the Lyrical Ballads.
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