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William Morris
(1834 - 1896)

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1834 Born 24 March in Walthamstow, Essex
1847 Father dies
1848 Enters Marlborough College
1851 Continues education at home
1853 Enters Exeter College at Oxford
1855 Comes into an annual income of 900
1855 Tours the great Gothic cathedrals of Northern France
1856 Begins work in the architectural office of G. E. Street, abandons it before the end of the year
1857 Helps found Oxford and Cambridge Magazine
1857 Works with Morris, Burne-Jones, and Rossetti, on the Oxford Union frescoes
1858 Defence of Guenevere and Other Poems published
1859 Marries Jane Burden
1861 Forms a decorating firm in partnership with Rossetti and Burne-Jones
1868 The Earthly Paradise published
1871 Travels to Iceland
1873 Visits northern Italy, and makes a second trip to Iceland
1875 Three Northern Love Songs and Sigurd the Volsung published
1877 Founds The Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings
188 A Dream of John Ball published
1882 Hopes and Fears of Art published
1883 Joins the Democratic Federation, declares himself a socialist
1883 Made an honorary fellow of Exeter College, Oxford
1884 Art and Socialism published, founds the Socialist League
1884 Helps to establish the Socialist League
1889 Attends the Second International Conference of Socialists at Paris
1890 Establishes the Kelmscott Press
1891 News from Nowhere published
1891 Poems by the Way published
1892 Refuses the offer of the poet laureateship
1894 The Wood Beyond the World published
1896 Dies 3 October in London
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