|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)|
|Astrology data||11°00' 11°06 Asc. 27°09'|
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.
- 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.))
- Death, Cause unspecified 30 May 1744 Jul.Cal. (10 June 1744 greg.) at 11:00 PM in Twickenham
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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."
- Vocation : Writers : Poet