Andrew Marvell MP
(1621-1678)

Died aged c. 57

Andrew Marvell (/ˈmɑːrvəl/; 31 March 1621 – 16 August 1678) was an English metaphysical poet, satirist and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1659 and 1678. During the Commonwealth period he was a colleague and friend of John Milton. His poems range from the love-song "To His Coy Mistress", to evocations of an aristocratic country house and garden in "Upon Appleton House" and "The Garden", the political address "An Horatian Ode upon Cromwell's Return from Ireland", and the later personal and political satires "Flecknoe" and "The Character of Holland".

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Commemorated on 4 plaques

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The Old Grammar School was built in 1583 and remained a school until 1878. Famous Old Boys include Andrew Marvell & William Wilberforce. This fine building became a museum in 1988. 'Hands on History'

Hands on History Museum, Hull, United Kingdom where they attended school

Here, from 1624 until 1640 while his father was Master of the Charterhouse, lived Andrew Marvel 1621-1678 Poet, public servant and Member of Parliament for Kingston upon Hull

Holderness Road, Hull, United Kingdom where they lived

Four feet below this spot is the stone step, formerly the entrance to the cottage in which lived Andrew Marvell, poet, wit and satirist. Colleague with John Milton in the foreign or Latin secretaryship during the Commonwealth; and for about twenty years MP for Hull. Born at Winstead Yorkshire, 31st March 1621. Died in London, 18th August 1678 and buried in the Church of St Giles-In-The-Fields.

Outside wall of Waterlow Park, High Street, Highgate, N6, London, United Kingdom where they was

Hull Merchant Adventurers' Hall 1583-1706 Hull Grammar School 1583-1878 Holy Trinity Choir School 1884-1915 Andrew Marvell and William Wilberforce were educated here

Souht Church Side, Hull, United Kingdom where they was