Landor, Walter Savage (M)

Surname: Landor
Forename(s): Walter Savage
b. 30 January 1775. d. 17 September 1864. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet, translator, and political writer. Born into a wealthy family. Educated at Rugby School, and Trinity College, Oxford. His first major poem, the epic Gebir, was published in 1798. Favourably reviewed by Robert Southey, with whom he became good friends. Married Sophia Jane Swift in autumn 1803. Notorious for his strongly conservative political views. Moved to Florence in 1821, where he wrote the dialogue Imaginary Conversations. Received many visitors in Florence, including the young Ralph Waldo Emerson. Biographical Information: ODNB. (DD)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 9
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Lines on Torquay 1841 The Keepsake Poet 4795
“By that dejected city, Arno runs” 1843-03 Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine Poet 10015
Lines 1844 The Keepsake Poet 5013
Sent With Flowers 1845 The Keepsake Poet 5150
Lines 1846 The Keepsake Poet 5176
On Leaving My Villa 1848 The Keepsake Poet 5509
To Mdlle. Luigina de Sodre (Not Composed, But Imagined, in the Bath Rooms) 1853 The Keepsake Poet 5624
Three Scenes for the Study 1858-06-19 Household Words Poet 1489
To Nicæa, the Birthplace of Garibaldi 1860-07-14 All the Year Round Poet 2818