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Wordsworth, William (1770–1850), poet

Stephen Gill

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 | ISBN: 9780199544486
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/29973

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Wordsworth, William (1770–1850), poet

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Wordsworth, William (1770–1850), poet, was born in Cockermouth, Cumberland, on 7 April 1770, the second of the five children of John Wordsworth (1741–1783) and his wife, Ann Cookson (1747–1778). The other children were Richard (1768–1816), who became a lawyer; Dorothy Wordsworth (1771–1855); John (1772–1805)...

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Subjects: Literary Studies (Poetry and Poets)

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