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John Clare
Birth: Jul. 13, 1793
Death: May 20, 1864

Poet. He was born in Helpston, England. He was best known as the Northamptonshire Peasant Poet. His works include "Poems Descriptive of Rural Life and Scenery," "The Village Minstrel and Other Poems," "The Shepherd's Calendar with Village Stories and Other Poems" and his best known book "The Rural Muse." Today, children at the John Clare School, Helpston's primary, parade through the village and place their 'midsummer cushions' around Clare's gravestone, on his birthday, in honour of their most famous resident. In 1989, he was honoured with a plaque in 'Poets' Corner', Westminster Abbey. There is also a memorial to him in the village of Helpston. (bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni) 
 
Burial:
St Botolph Helpston Churchyard
Helpston
Peterborough Unitary Authority
Cambridgeshire, England
Plot: to the left of the church entrance
 
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Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
Record added: Aug 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15437073
John Clare
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John Clare
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John Clare
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