Birth date: 
1887
Death date: 
1915
Birth town: 
Warwickshire
Country: 
England

A man of great physical beauty by reputation, Rupert Brooke was born in Rugby, Warwickshire where he attended the local school. He then gained entry into King's College, Cambridge (1905-11) where he became a Fellow in 1912. He travelled extensively and wrote many travel letters for the 'Westminster Gazette', London (1912-13). At the start of the First World War in 1914, he was assigned to the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve. He saw action at Antwerp which inspired the writing of five passionately patriotic sonnets, the last of them being The Soldier. He was at the height of his fame when he died during the war aged twenty-seven. He had been on his way to serve in the Dardanelles when he died of blood poisoning at Scyros and was buried there.

Poems by this Poet

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Quo inventore 23 April 2019
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Now, God be thanked Who has matched us with His hour 5 September 2014
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On the Death of Smet-Smet, the Hippopotamus Goddess 5 September 2014
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Dawn 5 September 2014
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The Wayfarers 5 September 2014
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Choriambics — I 5 September 2014
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Kindliness 5 September 2014
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The Jolly Company 5 September 2014
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Finding 5 September 2014
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The Goddess in the Wood 5 September 2014
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