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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

 

Born: March 6, 1805

Died: June 29, 1861

Elizabeth was a poet in England during the Victorian era. She was married to the poet Robert Browning, and her success far surpassed his. She was born into a wealthy family, her father the owner of numerous sugar plantations in Jamaica. She was obsessed with books, which she saw as a way to escape from her  siblings (8 brothers and two sisters). she was 20 years old when she presented her first collection of poetry.

Quote: Who so loves believes the impossible.

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