Bowring, Edgar Alfred (M)

b. 26 May 1826. d. 1911. Nationality: English. VIAF.
Author, translator, civil servant. Son of Sir John Bowring. Educated at University College, London. Worked for the Board of Trade (1841-1863), and as the Secretary to the Royal Commission for the 1851 Great Exhibition. Received the Companion to the Order of Bath in 1862. MP For Exeter in 1868-1874. Translated many works by German authors, including Goethe, into English. Biographical information: *Curran Index*; Thompson Cooper, *Men of the Time: A Dictionary of Contemporaries, Containing Biographical Notices of Eminent Characters of Both Sexes*, Volume Two, Eleventh edition, George Routledge and Sons, 1884, p. 156. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 5
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Faristan and Fatima. An Oriental Legend, Done into his mother tongue by E. A. Bowring 1860-09-29 Once a Week Translator 293
Winter. A Picture. (From the Magyar Poet Petöfi) 1866-01-13 Once a Week Translator 13397
“The corn is ripe already” 1866-06-23 Once a Week Translator 13450
“What boots it with the plough to trace” 1866-06-23 Once a Week Translator 13449
The Story of Three Hearts (From A. Petöfi) 1867-03-30 Once a Week Translator 12138