Pope, Alexander

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Name
Pope, Alexander Gender: M
born on 21 May 1688 Jul.Cal. (31 May 1688 greg.) at 18:45 (= 6:45 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone LMT m0w10 (is local mean time)
Data source
Bio/autobiography
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 11°00' s_mo.18.gif s_cancol.18.gif 11°06 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 27°09'



Alexander Pope

Biography

English poet, best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.

Pope's most famous poem is The Rape of the Lock, first published in 1712, with a revised version published in 1714. A mock-epic, it satirises a high-society quarrel between Arabella Fermor (the "Belinda" of the poem) and Lord Petre, who had snipped a lock of hair from her head without her permission. The satirical style is tempered, however, by a genuine and almost voyeuristic interest in the "beau-monde" (fashionable world) of 18th-century English society.

He died in his villa surrounded by friends on 30 May 1744, about eleven o'clock at night.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Relationships

  • associate relationship with Akenside, Mark (born 9 November 1721 Jul.Cal. (20 Nov 1721 greg.))
  • friend relationship with Savage, Richard (born 16 January 1697 Jul.Cal. (26 Jan 1697 greg.))

Events

  • Death, Cause unspecified 30 May 1744 Jul.Cal. (10 June 1744 greg.) at 11:00 PM in Twickenham
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes "Alexander Pope: The Evolution of a Poet" by Netta Murray Goldsmith (2002), p. 17: "Alexander Pope was born on Monday 21 May 1688 [OS = Julian Calendar] at 6.45 pm when England was on the brink of a revolution."

Categories

  • Vocation : Writers : Poet