Facts about Elizabeth Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning died at 55 years old
Born: March 6, 1806
Died: June 29, 1861
Birthplace: Durham, England
Best known as: Author of Aurora Leigh and wife of Robert Browning



Elizabeth Barrett Browning Biography

Name at birth: Elizabeth Barrett

After anonymously publishing a book of poetry and a translation of Aeschylus’ Prometheus Bound, Elizabeth Barrett published The Seraphim and Other Poems in 1838 under her own name. Her literary success drew the attention of poet Robert Browning and they met and fell in love. In defiance of her father, and in spite of ill-health, she married Browning secretly in 1846. She continued to publish poems, including the "novel in verse" Aurora Leigh, published in 1857.


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