Coventry Patmore

Coventry Patmore

Name Coventry Patmore
Profession Poet
Date of Birth 1823-07-23
Place of Birth England
Age 73 yrs
Death Date 1896-11-26
Birth Sign Leo

About Coventry Patmore

British poet and literary critic best known for “The Angel in the House,” an 1854 marriage-themed poem. His nonfiction works include Principles in Art and Courage in Politics.

Early Life Experience of Coventry Patmore

He began working at the British Museum in 1846 and continued in his post with the museum’s printed book department for nineteen years.

Trivia Info

He was unflatteringly caricatured in author Joseph Conrad’s 1913 work, Chance, as the fictional poet Carleon Anthony.

Family Life and Relationship

He was married three times. With his first wife, Emily Andrews, he had three sons and three daughters. After the passing of his second wife, Marianne Byles, he wed Harriet Robson, with whom he subsequently had a son.

Close Associates

The literary success of his contemporary, Lord Tennyson, inspired Patmore to write. Patmore even named one of his sons after Tennyson.