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Matthew Arnold
(1822 - 1888)

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1822 Born 24 December in Laleham-on-Thames
1828 Moves to Rugby School
1847 Appointed as private secretary to Lord Landsdowne
1849 "The Strayed Reveller and other Poems" published
1851 Appointed Inspector of Schools
1851 Marries Fanny Lucy Wightman
1852 Publishes "Empedocles on Etna, and Other Poems"
1853 "Poems", with the famous "preface" (Arnold's first important critical essay), published
1855 "Poems, Second Series" published
1861 "On Translating Homer" published
1865 "Essays in Criticism" published
1867 "On the Study of Celtic Literature" published
1867 Elected professor of poetry at Oxford University
1867 Resigns chair at Oxford.
1869 "Culture and Anarchy" published
1871 "Friendship's Garland" published
1873 "Literature and Dogma" published
1883 First tour of America
1888 Dies 15 April of a heart attack. He is buried at Laleham
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