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DiedJuly 25, 1834, Highgate, United Kingdom
SpouseSarah Fricker
FactDied 6:30am

Samuel Taylor Coleridge was born on October 21, 1772 in Ottery St Mary, Devon, England. His father, John Coleridge, was a vicar of a local church and his mother, Anne Bowden, was the daughter of a merchant. Coleridge had six brothers and sisters, two of whom died in infancy. Coleridge was educated at home by his father until he was sent to Christ’s Hospital, a charity school, in London at the age of eleven.

Coleridge began his career as a poet and writer while still a student at Christ’s Hospital. His first published work was a translation of the German ballad “The Death of Wallenstein” (1796). In 1797, Coleridge and his friend William Wordsworth published a collection of poems entitled Lyrical Ballads. This work was revolutionary in its use of everyday language to express deep emotions and is considered to be one of the most important works of English Romanticism.

Coleridge’s most famous poem, “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” was published in 1798. This poem tells the story of a sailor who is cursed by a supernatural being after killing an albatross. The poem is considered to be one of the greatest works in the English language.

Coleridge’s health began to decline in the early 1800s and he became addicted to opium. He continued to write and publish poetry, but his later work is not as highly regarded as his early work.

Coleridge died on July 25, 1834 at the age of 61.

Physical characteristics: Samuel Taylor Coleridge was a tall man with dark hair and blue eyes. He was known for his high forehead and long nose.

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Full NameSamuel Taylor Coleridge
DiedJuly 25, 1834, Highgate, United Kingdom
ProfessionPoet, Critic, Philosopher
EducationJesus College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge, Christ's Hospital


SpouseSarah Fricker
ChildrenHartley Coleridge, Sara Coleridge, Derwent Coleridge, Berkeley Coleridge
ParentsAnne Bowden, John Coleridge
SiblingsJames Coleridge, George Coleridge, William Coleridge, Francis Coleridge, Luke Coleridge, Edward Coleridge, John Coleridge, Ann Coleridge


MoviesThe Ancient Mariner, Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Kubla Khan, The Albatross, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, Christabel

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1[on Edmund Kean] To see him act is like reading Shakespeare by flashes of lightning.
2The most happy marriage I can picture or imagine would be the union of a deaf man to a blind woman.


1His four children were: David Hartley Coleridge, born September 1796; Berkeley Coleridge, born May 1798 and died 1799; Derwent Coleridge, born September 1800; and Ann Coleridge, born December 1802.
2Died 6:30am



Kubla Khan2010Short
Spisok korabley2008Documentary poem
In Motion2000TV Series short poem - 1 episode
The Albatross1998Short poem "The Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner"
Drug-Taking and the Arts1993Documentary poems "Kubla Khan" and "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"
Rime of the Ancient Mariner1975poem
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner1967Short poems
The Ancient Mariner1925poem "The Rime of the Ancient Mariner"


Creation in the 21st Century2011TV Series writer - 1 episode


Venus Blue1998Short poetry excerpts

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