Rupert Brooke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Rupert Brooke
Born 3 August 1887
Rugby, Warwickshire, England
Died 23 April 1915(1915-04-23) (aged 27)
Aegean Sea, off the island of Skyros
Cause of death Sepsis
Resting place Skyros, Greece
Nationality British
Education Rugby School, King's College, University of Cambridge (fellow)
Occupation Poet
Employer Sidgwick and Jackson (Publisher)
Known for Poetry

Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915[1]) was an English poet. He is known for his war sonnets written during the First World War. His best known work is "The Soldier". Irish poet W. B. Yeats described him as "the handsomest young man in England".[2][3]

References[change | edit source]

  1. The date of Brooke's death and burial under the Julian calendar that applied in Greece at the time was 10 April. The Julian calendar was 13 days behind the Gregorian calendar.
  2. "Friends and Apostles. The Correspondence of Rupert Brooke and James Strachey, 1905–1914". New York Times. 1998. http://www.nytimes.com/books/first/h/hale-friends.html. Retrieved 6 December 2011.
  3. Nigel Jones (30 September 1999). Rupert Brooke: Life, Death & Myth (London: Richard Cohen Books, 1999), pp.110, 304.