William Wordsworth slate plaque in Cockermouth

In this house was born on April 7th 1770 William Wordsworth, Poet Laureate. He died at Rydal Mount Grasmere April 23rd 1850. Interred in Grasmere Churchyard. Dorothy his sister 1771 - 1855

William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with the 1798 joint publication Lyrical Ballads.Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semiautobiographical poem of his early years which he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published, prior to which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge". Wordsworth was Britain's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.

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