Christina Rossetti

woman and poet

Died aged 64

Christina Georgina Rossetti (5 December 1830– 29 December 1894) was an English writer of romantic, devotional and children's poems, including "Goblin Market" and "Remember". She also wrote the words of two Christmas carols well known in Britain: "In the Bleak Midwinter", later set by Gustav Holst, Katherine Kennicott Davis, and Harold Darke, and "Love Came Down at Christmas", also set by Darke and other composers. She was a sister of the artist and poet Dante Gabriel Rossetti II and features in several of his paintings.

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Here lived and died Christina Georgina Rossetti poetess born 1830:died 1894

30 Torrington Square, Camden, WC1, London, United Kingdom where they lived and died (1894)

Ellen Heaton (1816-94) lived in 6 Woodhouse Square from 1859-94. She was an influential Pre-Raphaelite art patron and an active campaigner for women's rights, education, health, environmental issues and anti-vivisection. Her friend, the poet Christina Rossetti, stayed here.

Swarthmore Education Centre, 6 Woodhouse Square, Leeds, United Kingdom where they stayed

Christina Georgina Rossetti (1830-1894) Poet and pre-Raphaelite model, ran a school in this building from April 1853 until March 1854 when the Rossetti family returned to London.

Brunswick Villa, Frome, United Kingdom where they ran a school

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Christina Georgina Rossetti 1830-1894 English poet who wrote romantic, devotional and children's poems including Goblin Market and Remember, and the words for the carol In The Bleak Midwinter. For many years she worked as a volunteer at the former refuge for prostitutes or 'fallen women' on North Road. She is buried in Highgate Cemetery.

2 North Hill, Highgate, London, United Kingdom where they was