Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was a poet and satirist of the Augustan period and one of its greatest artistic exponents.[1] Considered the foremost English poet of the early 18th century and a master of the heroic couplet, he is best known for satirical and discursive poetry, including The Rape of the Lock, The Dunciad, and An Essay on Criticism, and for his translation of Homer. After Shakespeare, he is the second-most quoted author in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations,[2] some of his verses having entered common parlance (e.g. "damning with faint praise" or "to err is human; to forgive, divine").

Alexander Pope
Pope c.1727
Born(1688-05-21)21 May 1688
London, England
Died30 May 1744(1744-05-30) (aged 56)
Twickenham, Middlesex, England
Resting placeSt Mary's Church, Twickenham, Middlesex, England
OccupationPoet, writer, translator
Notable worksThe Dunciad, The Rape of the Lock, An Essay on Criticism, His translation of Homer
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