Wordsworth, William

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Wordsworth, William Gender: M
born on 7 April 1770 at 22:00 (= 10:00 PM )
Place Cockermouth, England, 54n40, 3w21
Timezone LMT m3w21 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_aricol.18.gif 18°06' s_mo.18.gif s_vircol.18.gif 20°04 Asc.s_scocol.18.gif 21°13'

William Wordsworth


British writer, one of the great British poets of the Romantic era, best known for his nature poems and sonnets. Wordsworth felt deeply the kinship between nature and the soul of humankind though he was externally a solemn and respectable man with a stodgy personality.

Educated at St. John's College in Cambridge, he took a walking tour through France and Switzerland, inspiring him to return to France where he graduated with a B.A. in 1791. For financial reasons, he returned to Racedown to settle with his sister, Dorothy. There he developed a close friendship with Coleridge, traveling to Germany in 1798 and returned to the Lake District in 1799.

He was first published in 1798, "The Ancient Mariner" and "Tintern Alley." In 1800 his famous "Preface" was released in which he set forth his romantic movement. In 1813, he was appointed as revenue collector for Westmoreland and, in 1843, he was appointed Britain's Poet Laureate by Queen Victoria.

While in France, he fell in love with Annette Vallon, with whom he had a daughter in December 1792. Wordsworth received an inheritance in 1795 and married Mary Hutchinson, a childhood friend, in 1802.

He died at Rydal Mount and was buried at Grasmere, 4/23/1850.

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  • Social : End a program of study 1791 (Graduated with a B.A.)
  • Family : Change in family responsibilities December 1792 (Daughter born by lover)
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  • Relationship : Marriage 1802 (Mary Hutchinson)
  • Work : Prize 1843 (Poet Laureate by Queen Victoria)

Source Notes

Circle Book No.87 quotes "Memoirs of Wordsworth."

Sy Scholfield provides the full reference, quoting Christopher Wordsworth's book, "Memoirs of William Wordsworth, Poet-laureate, D. C. L." (1851), p. 29: "WILLIAM WORDSWORTH was born at Cockermouth, in Cumberland, on the 7th of April, 1770, at 10 o'clock at night, and was baptized on the 13th day of the same month."


  • Diagnoses : Body Part Problems : Lung
  • Family : Childhood : Family noted (sister Dorothy Wordsworth)
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (second of five children)
  • Family : Relationship : Marriage more than 15 Yrs (48 years with Mary)
  • Family : Parenting : Foster, Step, or Adopted Kids (One illegitimate daughter)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Poet
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Appointed Poet Laureate by Queen Victoria)
  • Notable : Famous : Historic figure (Great Romantic poet)
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection