Milton, John

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Name
Milton, John Gender: M
born on 9 December 1608 Jul.Cal. (19 Dec 1608 greg.) at 06:30 (= 06:30 AM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 27°50' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 28°44 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 07°32'



John Milton

Biography

British writer and poet who is best know for his "Paradise Lost," 1667. His work is generally regarded as surpassed only by Shakespeare.

He was the son of a scrivener, one of six kids of whom three lived. He was a beautiful child with a good education who continued on to Cambridge where he lived so chaste a life that he was given the nickname of "lady." He lived at home from 1632-1638 when his mom died. As a gentleman, he traveled for a year.

Puritanical and serious, he married 17-year-old Mary in early 1643. She left him one month later but returned in 1644. They had four kids, the first born in July 1646. One of the boys died and after the fourth birth in May 1652, Mary died.

A tutor and writer, Milton was generally beset by money problems. He married his second wife on 22 November 1656 and was widowed a second time when she died in childbirth 15 months later. He married his third and last wife in February 1663; a young sensible girl, Elizabeth Minshull, who made his last years comfortable.

Milton became more radical in his views as he aged, becoming the master of invective. Losing his sight from his mid-30s, probably from retinal detachment, by March-April 1652 he was wholly blind and worked through secretaries. He adapted well to his blindness, but gout was a torment. Milton spent his last nine years in a cottage (now a museum) and died on 8 November 1674, Chalfont St. Giles, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Events

  • Relationship : Marriage 1643 (Married first wife)
  • Health : Medical diagnosis March 1652 (Finally completely blind)
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  • Death of Mate May 1652 (First wife died after childbirth)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 12 November 1656 (greg.) (Married second wife)
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  • Death of Mate February 1658 (Second wife died in childbirth)
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  • Relationship : Marriage February 1663 (Married third wife)
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  • Death, Cause unspecified 8 November 1674 Jul.Cal. (18 Nov 1674 greg.) (Age 65)
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Source Notes

Stephen Erlewine quotes Aubrey's " Minutes of the Life of Mr. John Milton," as found in "Milton's Complete Poems," edited by F.A. Patterson, "Born on the 9th of December, half an hour after six in the morning." Aubrey's "Brief Lives" gives "Between six and seven in the morning," in MNN.

Peter Levi, ""Eden Renewed: The Public and Private Life of John Milton," St. Martin's Press.

Categories

  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegetarian)
  • Traits : Personality : Pessimist (Puritanical, serious)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Eyes (In later years)
  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Circulatory problems (Gout)
  • Family : Childhood : Family traumatic event (One of six, three lived)
  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Age difference more than 15 yrs (First wife 14 years younger)
  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (Three)
  • Family : Relationship : Widowed (1652)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids more than 3 (Five kids; one died)
  • Family : Parenting : Kids -Traumatic event (Son died)
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Famed writer, genius)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Occult/ Misc. Collection

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