Thomas Hood
(1799-1845)

Died aged c. 46

Thomas Hood (23 May 1799 – 3 May 1845) was an English poet, author and humourist, best known for poems such as "The Bridge of Sighs" and "The Song of the Shirt". Hood wrote regularly for The London Magazine, the Athenaeum, and Punch. He later published a magazine largely consisting of his own works. Hood, never robust, lapsed into invalidism by the age of 41 and died at the age of 45. William Michael Rossetti in 1903 called him "the finest English poet" between the generations of Shelley and Tennyson. Hood was the father of playwright and humourist Tom Hood (1835–1874).

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Thomas Hood 1799-1845 poet lived and died here

28 Finchley Road, Westminster, NW8, London, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1845)

Robert Adam, Thomas Hood, John Galsworthy, Sir James M. Barrie and other eminent artists and writers lived here

1-3 Robert Street, Adelphi, Westminster, WC2, London, United Kingdom where they lived

In a house on this site Thomas Hood was born 23rd May 1799

Poultry, EC2, London, United Kingdom where they was born (1799)

Thomas Hood 1799 – 1845 Poet & humourist Lived in Rose Cottage on this site

59 Vicars Moor Lane, N21, London, United Kingdom where they lived