John Keats
(1795-1821)

Died aged 25

John Keats (31 October 1795 – 23 February 1821) was an English poet prominent in the second generation of Romantic poets, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, although his poems were in publication for only four years before he died of tuberculosis at the age of 25. They were indifferently received by critics in his lifetime, but his fame grew rapidly after his death. By the end of the century he had been placed in the canon of English literature and become the inspiration for the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, with a strong influence on many writers; the Encyclopædia Britannica described one ode as "one of the final masterpieces". Jorge Luis Borges called his first encounter with Keats's work an experience that he felt all of his life. It had a style "heavily loaded with sensualities", notably in the series of odes. Typically of the Romantics, he accentuated extreme emotion through emphasis on natural imagery. Today his poems and letters remain among the most popular and analysed in English literature. Especially acclaimed are "Ode to a Nightingale", "Sleep and Poetry" and the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer".

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John Keats poet lived in this house B:1795, D:1821.

'Keats' House' (Wentworth Place), Keats Grove, London, United Kingdom where they lived

On this site poet & apothecary John Keats, & his friend, the poet, apothecary, surgeon & chemist Henry Stephens shared lodgings while studying at Guy's & St. Thomas' Hospitals (1815-1816)

3 St. Thomas Street, London, United Kingdom where they lived

In a house on this site the "Swan & Hoop" John Keats poet was born 1795

85 Moorgate, EC2, London, United Kingdom where they was born (1795)

In a house on this site Isaac D’Israeli 1766 – 1848 Author (Father of Benjamin D’Israeli) was born Charles Cowden Clarke 1787 – 1877 Author was born and John Keats Poet was educated (The house became Enfield’s first railway station in 1849)

Enfield Town Railway Station, London, United Kingdom where they was educated

On this site formerly stood the cottage in which the poet John Keats served his apprenticeship (1811 – 1815) to Thomas Hammond a surgeon of this parish

3 Keats Parade, Church Street, N9, London, United Kingdom where they served an apprenticeship

The young English poet John Keats died in this house on the 24th February 1821 aged 25

Piazza di Spagna 26, Rome, Italy where they died (1821)

In this room on the 23rd February 1821 died John Keats

Via del Corso 375, Rome, Italy where they died (1821)

The poet Keats resided here in 1818

Keats House, Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, United Kingdom where they lived (1818)

Here John Keats began to write The Eve of Agnes 1819

, Chichester, United Kingdom where they began to write The Eve of Agnes (1819)

The rear part of these premises forms Eglantine Cottage where John Keats stayed in 1819 writing Otho The Great and other works here also stayed George Morland landscape artist in 1789 and Thomas Morton dramatist in 1798

76 High Street, Shanklin, United Kingdom where they stayed (1819)