Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope

Birth
London, City of London, Greater London, England
Death 30 May 1744 (aged 56)
Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Burial Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
Memorial ID 6884177 · View Source
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Poet. Born at Plough Court in London, England, his father was a wholesale linen merchant who retired from business in the year of Alexander's birth. Because the family were Roman Catholics, the boy received most of his education at home, although he attended for brief periods R.C. schools at Twyford, near Winchester, and at Hyde Park Corner in London. In 1700, the family moved to Binfield, near Windsor Forest. At about this time, he wrote his famous "Ode to Solitude" and, less happily, developed a curvature of the spine which meant that his growth was stunted at four foot six. Pope's father died in 1717; two years later, Pope had made enough money from his translations of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" to enable him and his mother to retire to a large villa in Twickenham, twelve miles S.W. of London, where he lived for the rest of his life. The memorial is in front of the altar, to the left-hand side, although the poet is, in fact, buried under the stone in front of that. It is marked with the letter "P".

Bio by: Iain MacFarlaine


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  • Originally Created by: Iain MacFarlaine
  • Added: 27 Oct 2002
  • Find a Grave Memorial 6884177
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Alexander Pope (21 May 1688–30 May 1744), Find a Grave Memorial no. 6884177, citing St Mary's Churchyard, Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .