Warton, Thomas (M)

b. 9 January 1728. d. 21 May 1790. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Poet and historian. Born in Basingstoke, Hampshire. Son of the poet Thomas Warton (c.1688-1745). Educated at Trinity College, Oxford, and elected perpetual fellow in 1753. Professor of Poetry at Oxford (1757-1767). Member of the London Society of Antiquaries and the Literary Club. Became Poet Laureate in 1785. Close friends with Samuel Johnson. Author of *The History of English Poetry, From the Close of the Eleventh to the Commencement of the Eighteenth Century* (3 vols. 1774-1781). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (KH, CC, AC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
The Hamlet, An Ode 1833-07-20 The Penny Magazine Poet 2972