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Rupert Chawner Brooke

  • Birth 3 Aug 1887 Rugby, Rugby Borough, Warwickshire, England
  • Death 23 Apr 1915 Skyros, Regional unit of Euboea, Central Greece, Greece
  • Burial Skyros, Regional unit of Euboea, Central Greece, Greece
  • Plot Buried in an olive grove
  • Memorial ID 10128392

English Poet. He became one of the most famous poets of the first World War, due to the success of his poem "The Soldier." His recognition as a poet occured in 1911 when his work was published in two volumes: Georgian Poetry and his own book of poetry Poems 1911. He fell in love with actress Cathleen Nesbitt, but the relationship was brief. He died of blood poisoning on a French hospital ship moored in the bay of the Greek island of Skyros, shortly before embarking for the shores of Gallipoli.

Bio by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: José L Bernabé Tronchoni
  • Added: 16 Dec 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10128392
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 Aug 1887–23 Apr 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10128392, citing Rupert Brooke Gravesite, Skyros, Regional unit of Euboea, Central Greece, Greece ; Maintained by Find A Grave .