Poets' Corner

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Can you name the people buried or memorialized in Poets' Corner of Westminster Abbey?

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1883-1977Poet, Member of the 'Inklings' and Dean of Divinity at Magdalen College, Oxford.
1792-1822Poet of 'The Cenci' and 'Prometheus Unbound', drowned in Italy
1832-1898Author of 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland'
1815-1882Novelist of 'Barchester Towers' and 'The Way We Live Now'
1833-1870Australian poet, jockey, and politician
1812-1888Nonsense poet
1751-1816Playwright of 'The School for Scandal' and 'The Rivals'
1811-1863Novelist of 'Vanity Fair' and 'Henry Esmond'
1771-1832Scottish poet and novelist, best known for the Waverley novels
1819-1880Novelist known for 'Middlemarch' and 'Silas Marner'
1899-1973Playwright known for 'Hay Fever' and 'Blithe Spirit'
1716-1771Poet of 'Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard'
1914-1953Poet of 'Under Milk Wood' and 'Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night'
1907-1991Actress who won an Oscar for her role in 'A Passage to India'
1800-1859Whig historian and politician, author of 'The History of England from the Accession of James the Second'
1343-1400The first burial in poets' corner
1788-1824Poet of 'Don Juan', died fighting for Greek independence
1777-1844Scottish poet known for patriotic poems like 'Hohenlinden'
1859-1936Poet of the 'A Shropshire Lad' cycle
1717-1779Actor famous for his performances of Shakespeare
1591-1674Poet of 'To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time'
1843-1916American-born novelist of 'Roderick Hudson' and 'Washington Square'
1606-1668Playwright of 'The Wits' and 'The Siege of Rhodes,' the first English opera
1844-1889Jesuit priest and poet
1840-1928Novelist and poet known for such works as 'Far from the Madding Crowd'
1610-1703Exiled French soldier and essayist
1819-1900Art critic, author of 'The Stones of Venice' and 'Modern Painters'
1552-1599Poet of 'The Faerie Queene'
1572-1637Poet and playwright; author of 'Volpone' and 'The Alchemist'
1664-1721Diplomat and poet, negotiated the Treaty of Utrecht
1812-1870The most popular novelist of the nineteenth century
1612-1680Poet of Hudibras
1907-1989Academy Award winning Shakespearean actor and director
1752-1840Novelist of 'Evelina' and 'Cecilia'
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1618-1667Royalist poet of 'The Mistress,' one of the most prominent poets of his day, but since fallen into obscurity
1816-1855; 1818-1848; 1820-1849Sisters and novelists
1685-1732Poet and dramatist best known for 'The Beggar's Opera'
1483-1635Supposed centenarian
various16 Poets from World War I are commemorated on a plaque; name one
1670-1729Playwright known for 'The Way of the World' and 'The Mourning Bride'
1564-1593Playwright, poet, and spy, known for 'Edward II' and 'The Jew of Malta'
1709-1784Author of the Dictionary of the English Language
1564-1616The Swan of Avon
1728-1792Scottish architect and furniture designer
1795-1821Poet of 'Endymion' and 'To Autumn', died in Rome
1809-1892The most popular Victorian poet, author of 'Ulysses' and 'In Memoriam'
1888-1965Poet of 'The Waste Land' and 'The Four Quartets'
1878-1967Poet laureate and author of 'Sea-Fever'
1770-1850Launched the Romantic age with 'Lyrical Ballads', author of 'The Prelude'
1757-1827Poet, painter and mystic
1685-1759German-born composer of Messiah and Water Music
1749-1800'The Unhappy Countess,' a poet whose life inspired Thackeray's 'Barry Lyndon'
1812-1889Victorian poet famous for his dramatic monologues like 'Fra Lippo Lippi'
1865-1936The poet of British imperialism, author of 'Gunga Din' and 'The Man Who Would Be King'
1906-1984Poet Laureate and journalist
1854-1900Playwright, poet, novelist, and convicted homosexual
1683-1730The best actress of her day, mocked by Pope
1608-1674Generally considered the greatest English poet after Shakespeare
1793-1864working class poet, later mad
1807-1882American poet known for his translation of 'The Divine Comedy' and 'Evangeline'
1614-1669Poet of 'Cooper's Hill' and King's Surveyor under Charles II
1820-1887Swedish opera singer, known as 'The Swedish Nightingale'
1775-1817Novelist of 'Mansfield Park' and 'Persuasion'
1730-1774Playwright of 'She Stoops to Conquer', novelist of 'The Vicar of Wakefield'; poet of 'The Deserted Village'
1551-1623Antiquarian and historian; wrote the first topographical survey of the British Isles
1759-1796Scottish national poet
1631-1700Poet laureate under Charles II and James II and leading poet of his day

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