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Dante Gabriel Rossetti
(1828 - 1882)

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1828 Born 12 May in London
1830 Sister Christina born
1837 Attends King's College School until 1842
1841 Begins his training in Sassís Drawing School
1846 Accepted into the Royal Academy
1847 The Blessed Damozel published
1847 Leaves Academy to study art under Ford Madox Brown
1848 Rossetti, William Holman Hunt, and John Everett Millais begin to call themselves the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood
1849 Exhibits first important painting The Girlhood of Mary Virgin
1857 Commissioned to decorate the Oxford Union Building
1860 Marries Elizabeth Eleanor Siddal
1861 The Early Italian Poets published
1862 Elizabeth Siddal dies from a self-administered overdose of morphia, Rossetti places a manuscript containing all his unpublished poems in her coffin
1869 Disinters the manuscript poems he had buried with his wife
1870 Poems published
1871 Critically attacked in an infamous pamphlet entitled The Fleshy School of Poetry
1871 Rossetti and William Morris lease Kelmscott Manor in Oxfordshire, Rossetti falls in love with Morris' wife, Jane
1872 Suffers a mental breakdown
1872 The Stealthy School of Criticism, Rossetti's reply to The Fleshy School of Poetry is printed in The Athenaeum
1881 The Kingís Tragedy and Ballads and Sonnets with The House of Life published
1882 Dies of kidney failure 9 April
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