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A E Housman
(1859 - 1936)

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1857 Born 26 March in Fockbury, near Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
1877 Wins an open scholarship to St John's College, Oxford
1881 Fails the finals of his degree
1882 Obtains a pass degree
1882 Secures a position as a clerk in the Patent Office in London, which he keeps for the next decade
1892 Appointed to the Chair of Latin at University College, London
1896 A Shropshire Lad published
1911 Appointed Professor of Latin at Trinity College, Cambridge
1922 Last Poems published
1933 The Name and Nature of Poetry published
1936 Dies 30 April in Cambridge
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