Donne, John (M)

b. 24 January 1572. d. 31 March 1631. Nationality: English.
Poet, soldier, Church of England clergyman, and diplomat. Educated at Hart Hall, Oxford, and Lincoln’s Inn. Joined Essex’s expedition to Cadiz (1597). Married Ann More in December 1601. Became an MP for Brackley, Northamptonshire in 1601 and Taunton in 1614. Ordained in 1615 and became royal chaplain to James I. Ambassador to the Holy Roman Empire in 1619 and dean of St. Paul’s (1621-31). Author of *Pseudo-Martyr* (1610), *An Hymne to the Saints, and to Marquesse Hamylton* (1625), *Biathanatos* (1647), and *Essays in Divinity* (1651). Friends with Izaak Walton and Henry Wotton. Acquainted with Richard Corbet. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Present in Absence 1861-12-14 Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal Poet 6623
Woman’s Constancy 1880-05 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8041
A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning 1880-05 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8043
The Funeral 1880-05 The Nineteenth Century Poet 8042