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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
(1806 - 1861)

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1806 Born 6 March at Coxhoe Hall, Durham
1809 Family moves to Hope End, a country estate in Herefordshire
1820 Battle of Marathon printed
1821 Stricken by an unknown illness, Elizabeth is put on opium under her physician's care
1825 The Rose and Zephyr" is published in Literary Gazette
1826 An Essay on Mind and Other Poems published anonymously
1832 Family moves to Sidmouth, Devonshire
1833 Translation of Prometheus Bound, by Aeschylus, published
1835 Family moves to a house at Gloucester Place in London
1837 Long period of invalidism begins with a burst blood vessel that affects her lungs
1838 The Seraphim and Other Poems published
1838 Moves to Torquay, on the seaside, for her health; uncle dies, leaving her a legacy that secures her financially; corresponds with prominent members of the literary world, including Wordsworth, Carlyle, and Edgar Allan Poe.
1840 Brother drowns in Babbacombe Bay off Torquay, impacting Elizabeth greatly
1842 "The Cry of the Children" published
1844 Publishes a two-volume edition of Poems
1845 Receives a letter from Robert Browning, praising her poems. Meets him and falls in love
1846 Secretly marries Robert Browning and moves to Italy with him
1849 Gives birth to a son, Robert Wiedeman Barrett Browning
1850 Publishes a new two-volume edition of Poems, including Sonnets from the Portuguese
1851 Casa Guidi Windows published
1857 Publication of Aurora Leigh
1860 Poems Before Congress published
1861 Dies in Florence on 29 June
1862 Posthumous publication of Last Poems
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