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Percy Bysshe Shelley
(1792 - 1822)

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1792 Born 4 August near Horsham in Sussex
1802 Sent to Sion House Academy
1804 Attends Eton until 1810
1810 Enters Oxford; publishes Zastrozzi, a Gothic novel
1811 Expelled from Oxford on the publication of The Necessity of Atheism, elopes with 16 year old Harriet Westbrook
1813 Queen Mab published
1814 Separation from Harriet, takes up with Mary Wollstonecraft
1815 Alastor; or, the Spirit of Solitude published, grandfather dies - Shelley receives an annual income
1816 Harriet commits suicide, Shelley marries Mary, Shelley first meets Byron
1818 Travels in Italy, Ozymandias and The Revolt of Islam published
1819 Writes Peter Bell the Third , The Cenci, and The Mask of Anarchy; completes Prometheus Unbound and Julian and Maddalo
1820 Writes The Sensitive Plant, Ode to Liberty, To a Skylark, and The Witch of Atlas
1821 Writes Defence of Poetry, Hellas, and Epipsychidion
1822 Dies 8 July while sailing in the Gulf of Leghorn
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