Matthew Arnold
(1822-1888)

poet and critic

Died aged c. 66

Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and cultural critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the famed headmaster of Rugby School, and brother to both Tom Arnold, literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold has been characterised as a sage writer, a type of writer who chastises and instructs the reader on contemporary social issues.

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Matthew Arnold 1822-1888 poet and critic lived here

2 Chester Square, London, United Kingdom where he lived

Matthew Arnold (1822-1888) lived here 1868-1873

Byron House, Clonmel Close, Byron Hill Road, Harrow-on-the-Hill, London, United Kingdom where he lived

1822-1888 Matthew Arnold English critic & poet died nearby

Alfred Stocks Court, Turner Close, Liverpool, United Kingdom where he died near (1888)