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About John Milton
John Milton was an English poet and polemicist best known for writing the legendary poem Paradise Lost in 1667. His other known poems include Lycidas, When I Consider How My Light is Spent, Paradise Regained and Samson Agonistes. He is regarded as one of the preeminent writers in the English Language.
He was the son of composer John Milton and Sarah Jeffrey. He married his first wife, Mary Powell in 1625. He and Mary had four children and stayed married until her death in 1652. His second wife was Katherine Woodcock. After her death, he married his third wife Elizabeth Mynshull. The marriage lasted from 1662 until his death in 1674.
He worked as a civil servant during Oliver Cromwell's regime.
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Famous quotes by John Milton
Beauty is nature's brag, and must be shown in courts, at feasts, and high solemnities, where most may wonder at the workmanship.John Milton
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.John Milton
For what can war, but endless war, still breed?John Milton
Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.John Milton
None can love freedom heartily, but good men the rest love not freedom, but licence.John Milton
The stars, that nature hung in heaven, and filled their lamps with everlasting oil, give due light to the misled and lonely traveller.John Milton
John Milton's Popularity
John Milton was a famous English poet, who was born on December 9, 1608. As a person born on this date, John Milton is listed in our database as the 17th most popular celebrity for the day (December 9).
People born on December 9 fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer. John Milton is the 456th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to John Milton's birthday, John Milton is the 486th most famous English.
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