Birthday: October 21, 1772
Sun Sign: Libra
Died At Age: 61
Born in: England
Famous as: Poet and Philosopher
Spouse/Ex-: Sarah Fricker
father: John Coleridge
mother: Anne Bowden
siblings: James Coleridge
children: Berkeley Coleridge, Derwent Coleridge, Hartley Coleridge, Sara Coleridge
place of death: Highgate, England
Founder/Co-Founder: Romantic Movement in England
education: University of Cambridge, Jesus College, Cambridge, Christ's Hospital
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was an English poet, critic and philosopher who along with William Wordsworth laid the foundation for English Romantic Movement. Lyrical Ballads, his one of the most acclaimed works in this genre, was a joint effort of the great poet William Wordsworth and Samuel Coleridge with whom he had a close friendship. Other notable creations that became his masterpieces are The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan in addition to his well known prose works Biographia Literaria. A few conversational poems written by Samuel Coleridge are This Lime-Tree Bower My Prison, Frost at Midnight and The Nightingale. He was also one of the Lake Poets. In 1809, Coleridge successfully set up and ran a weekly journal entitled The Friend which gained him praise and respect as a publisher. Coleridge apparently became badly addicted to drugs and eventually died of a lung disorder on 25 July 1834.
Towards the last years of his life, Coleridge's drugs addiction became worsen affecting his morality and work. Now divorced and estranged from the family, he took shelter in the residence of his doctor, where he was visited by several writers. The constant use of opium began to take toll on his life that finally ended on 25 July 1834, when he died of a lung disorder. Sibylline Leaves (1820), Aids to Reflection (1823), and Church and State (1826) were written during his last days in Highgate.
SAMUEL COLERIDGE TIMELINE
Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on 21 October 1772.
He was sent to Christ Hospital School.
Coleridge enrolled in to Jesus College.
He went to join Army in 1793.
He was awarded the Browne Gold Medal.
Coleridge married a girl Sara Flicker.
Coleridge and Wordsworth, published the much praised Lyrical Ballads.
Coleridge embarked upon the publication of a weekly journal titled The Friend.
Coleridge died on 25 July 1834.
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