Thomas Warton

Died aged 62

Thomas Warton (9 January 1728 – 21 May 1790) was an English literary historian, critic, and poet. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1785, following the death of William Whitehead. He is sometimes called Thomas Warton the younger to distinguish him from his father Thomas Warton the elder. His most famous poem is The Pleasures of Melancholy, a representative work of the Graveyard poets.

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Thomas Warton 1728 - 1790 Poet Laureate, was born in the Vicarage on this site when his father, the Oxford Professor of Poetry, was Vicar of Basingstoke

Church Street, Basingstoke, United Kingdom where they was born (1728)