Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning born on 6 March 1806 was an English poet of the Victorian era, who began writing poetry at the age of six. She was born in Kelloe, County Durham. Her parents were Edward Barrett Moulton Barrett and Mary Graham Clarke.

She died on 29 June 1861 in Florence, Italy at the age of 55. She suffered from many illnesses from the age of 15.

Her first adult collection of poems was published in 1838 and she wrote prolifically between 1841 and 1844. Elizabeth's volume Poems (1844) brought her great success, attracting the admiration of the writer Robert Browning, which led to their marriage.