Akenside, Mark

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Akenside, Mark Gender: M
born on 9 November 1721 Jul.Cal. (20 Nov 1721 greg.) at 20:00 (= 8:00 PM )
Place Newcastle upon Tyne, England, 54n59, 1w35
Timezone LMT m1w35 (is local mean time)
Data source
Quoted BC/BR
Rodden Rating AA
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_scocol.18.gif 28°30' s_mo.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 16°17 Asc.s_cancol.18.gif 29°25'

Mark Akenside


English poet and physician.

The son of a butcher, he was slightly lame all his life from a wound he received as a child from his father's cleaver.

In 1740, he printed his Ode on the Winter Solstice in a small volume of poems. After submitting the manuscript of his didactic poem, The Pleasures of the Imagination, to Alexander Pope, who declared him "no everyday writer," the three books of this poem appeared in January 1744.

Died 23 June 1770, aged 48, London.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Pope, Alexander (born 21 May 1688 Jul.Cal. (31 May 1688 greg.))


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle" 1822, p. 98: "Archaeus . . . requests us to state that he was born in the Butcher Bank, Newcastle, and that the following notice of his birth and baptism was copied out of a book of Annotations on the Bible, from the hand-writing of his father: 'My son Mark was born November 9th, 1721, about eight o'clock at night, and was baptized Nov. 30.'"


  • Vocation : Medical : Physician
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet