John Donne

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Family:-Father called John Donne-Mother called Elizabeth Heywood-Siblings: Henry, Mary, Katherine-Spouse (wife): Anne More-Children: Constance, John, George, Francis, Lucy, Bridget, Mary, Nicholas, Margaret, Elizabeth, Francis, Nicholas, Mary.


John Donne

Date of death: 31 March 1631-Place of death: London, England-Cause of death: stomach cancer -Donne’s family always faced problems for their Catholic faith-Occupation: poet, religion-In 1597 he goes on an expedition to Cadiz in Spain with the Earl of Essex. -He fought with Earl of Essex and Sir Walter Raleigh against the Spanish at Cadiz and the Azores in year 1596 and 1597


-Donne spent some time in Italy and Spain, and intended to proceed to Palestine.-His lyrical poetry was mainly the product of his exile.-Donne spent his most of inherited wealth on women, literature, pastimes and travel (to Europe) during and after his education.-His poems mostly reflected his critical view about the problems of the English society. He also dealt with the theme of eroticism, especially his elegies.


-At the age of eleven, Donne took admission in Hart Hall.-After spending three years in Oxford, he was admitted to University of Cambridge -At the age of nineteen Donne was taken as a student in Thavies Inn. -The following year he was accepted in Lincoln’s Inn, one of the Inns of Court.-He was appointed chief secretary to the Lord Keeper of the Great Seal, Sir Thomas Egerton, and was established at Egerton’s London home-For the following years he wrote for his wealthy friends as a means to seek their patronage.

-Born in: London, England-Date of birth: January 21, 1572-Donne was the third of the six children of the pair-His father died in 1576 when he was only four-His mother remarried to Dr. John Syminges, a wealthy widower-After a year, his mother died along with his two sisters, Mary and Katherine. -In 1593 his brother, Henry Donne was hanged but until not quite dead and then was subjected to disembowelment. -This incident lead John Donne to consider over his Catholic faith.

-1602, elected as the Member of Parliament-1615, became a Royal Chaplain in Church of England-1621, took the position of Dean of St. Paul`s in Church of England-1623, suffered from a near fatal illness-1625, became a Royal Chaplain to Charles I.

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