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Rupert Brooke
(1887 - 1915)

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1887 Born at Rugby 3 August
1905 Wins a prize for poem The Bastille
1906 Goes to King's College, Cambridge
1908 Elected to the Apostles, an elite society of intellectuals and aesthetes
1909 Becomes a full member of the Fabian Society
1909 First poems published
1909 Spends time travelling Europe, spends some time studying in Germany
1910 Spends time during the summer of 1910 in Hampshire and Dorset campaigning for the reform of the Poor Law
1911 Poems published
1911 Receives a fellowship at King's College
1912 Compiles an anthology entitled Georgian Poetry, 1911-12, with Edward Marsh.
1912 Leaves England and travels in France and Germany
1913 Awarded a Fellowship at King's College
1913 Experiences mental breakdown
1913 Travels through U.S. and Canada on way to South Seas
1914 At the outbreak of World War I enlists in the Royal Naval Division
1915 1914 and Other Poems published
1915 Dies of blood poisoning from a mosquito bite while en route to Gallipoli with the Navy, on Easter Sunday. He was buried on the island of Skyros in the Aegean Sea.
1916 Letters From America, a series of essays about his impressions during his travels, is published
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