William Wordsworth (7 April 1770 – 23 April 1850) was an English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads (1798).
|Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom|
6 April 1843 – 23 April 1850
|Preceded by||Robert Southey|
|Succeeded by||Alfred, Lord Tennyson|
|Born||7 April 1770|
Cockermouth, Cumberland, England
|Died||23 April 1850 80) (aged|
Rydal, Westmorland, England
|Spouse(s)||Mary Hutchinson (1802–1850; his death)|
|Alma mater||St John's College, Cambridge|
Wordsworth's magnum opus is generally considered to be The Prelude, a semi-autobiographical poem of his early years that he revised and expanded a number of times. It was posthumously titled and published by his wife in the year of his death, before which it was generally known as "the poem to Coleridge".