Elizabeth B. Browning

1806 - 1861

a great English poet whose most famous works are love poems

Elizabeth Barrett Browning was more famous than her husband, Robert Browning, during their lifetimes.

Educated at home, Browning's literary career developed slowly. Her father reognised that she showed great promise. She eloped with Robert Browning in 1846 and traveled to Italy, where she championed the cause of unity and independance. Many of her poems during this period and throughout the rest of her life were deeply political.



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