John Keats

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1795-1821
Biography: 

Born in London, the English Romantic poet John Keats (1795-1821) was orphaned by the age of 14 and died from tuberculosis at 25. Keats counted Leigh Hunt, Byron, and Shelley among his close friends and supporters. Keats left behind a remarkable body of work, including many beautiful odes, sonnets, and the epic “Hyperion.” The 2009 film Bright Star follows his doomed romance with Fanny Brawne.