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Alfred Tennyson

Nationality: British
Profession: Poet
From: August 6, 1809 To October 6, 1892
83 Years

AboutAlfred Tennyson

Alfred Tennysonhad born on 6 August, 1809 in Somersby, Lincolnshire, England in amiddle class but noble and royal family. He was Poet Laureate of Great Britainand Ireland during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the mostpopular British poets. His fathername was George Clayton Tennyson and mother name was Elizabeth Fytche. EmilyTennyson, Lady Tennyson was his spouse. The couple had two sons Lionel Tennysonand Hallam Tennyson. 

He was wellknown because of his excellence in writing short lyrics such as "Break,Break, Break", "The Charge of the Light Brigade", "Tears,Idle Tears", and "Crossing the Bar". Tennyson also wrote somenotable blank verse including Idylls of the King, "Ulysses", and"Tithonus". He wrote dramas and plays but his plays were not able tomake him the most successful. He also wrote many phrases including"Nature, red in tooth and claw" (In Memoriam A.H.H.), "'Tis betterto have loved and lost / Then never to have loved at all" and "Theirsnot to reason why, / Theirs but to do and die". 

From 1816 to1820 he studied in King Edward VI Grammar School, Louth and in 1827 he enteredin Trinity College, Cambridge. He also wrote many pieces one most famous piecewas "Timbuktu" because of this he get the Chancellor's Gold Medal atCambridge in 1829. 

He also wrote many quotes on various topics like motivational, love, truth, humor and strength. His most famous smile quote is given below, 

"Hopesmiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will behappier.'" 

He was an extensive writer and a great man whowas the need of time but now he is not with us. He died on 6 October 1892 at the age of 83.

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