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Edward Coote Pinkney
Birth: Oct. 1, 1802
London
Greater London, England
Death: Apr. 11, 1828

Poet. Pinkney was born in London while his father, William, was serving as US Ambassador there. He was the seventh of ten children. His family returned to the US when he was eight years old. At age 14, he joined the Navy and traveled the world. He resigned when, according to legend, he insulted a commodore. He attended St. Mary's College of Maryland and became a lawyer, though it made him little money. He took a professorship at the University of Maryland but the job came without payment. In 1824, he married Georgiana McCausland, with whom he had a son. He turned to writing, publishing his first poem anonymously in 1825; his first full-length book of poems was published shortly after. Two years later, became the editor of a newspaper, "Marylander", but died less than a year later due to tuberculosis. His poem, "A Health", achieved substantial fame and became a standard wine toasts. Edgar Allan Poe used the poem as an example of well-written poetry in his critical essay "The Poetic Principle". Other well-known poems include "Serenade" and "Rudolph". Poet Nathaniel Parker Willis called him "a born poet" and noted "the world owes his memory a debt" for the poems he wrote. The American Literary Review noted he had a "highly poetical vein". Pinkney was originally buried in Baltimore's Unitarian Cemetery but, in May 1872, his body was moved to Green Mount Cemetery. (bio by: Midnightdreary) 
 
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Green Mount Cemetery
Baltimore
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
 
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