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Robert Browning
(1812 - 1889)

1812 Born 7 May in Camberwell, a London suburb
1820 Takes up school, as a weekly boarder in Peckham
1826 Begins writing poetry
1828 Attends London University for a semester then returns home (where he lives well into his thirties)
1833 Pauline, A Fragment of a Confession published anonymously
1834 Travels across Europe to Saint Petersburg, Russia
1835 Paracelsus published
1837 Strafford published
1838 Visits Italy for the first time
1840 Sordello published
1842 Dramatic Lyrics published
1845 of Dramatic Romances and Lyrics published
1845 Writes a letter to Elizabeth Barrett praising her poetry, meets her and falls in love
1846 Secretly marries Elizabeth Barrett, they settle in Florence, Italy
1849 Becomes a father when son, Robert, is born
1850 Christmas Eve and Easter Day published
1851 Visits Paris and London and meets Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Charles Kingsley, and Tennyson.
1855 Men and Women published
1861 Elizabeth Barrett Browning dies, Robert moves to London with his son
1864 Dramatis Personae published
1868 The Ring and the Book published
1880 The Browning Society established in London
1889 Asolando, his last collection of poems, published
1889 Dies 12 December in Venice of bronchitis and is buried in Poets' Comer of Westminster Abbey

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