Blackmore, Richard (1654-1729), Sir (M)

b. 22 January 1654. d. 9 October 1729. Nationality: English.
Medical doctor and poet. Frequently satirized as a bad poet. Born in Corsham, Wiltshire. Educated at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. Left England in 1681 to travel to France, Switzerland, Germany, Holland, as well as Padua, Italy, where he became a licensed doctor in 1684. Returned to England in 1685 to begin his practice. Married Mary Adams on 9 February 1685. Became a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 1687. physicians-in-Ordinary to the King. Knighted in 1697. Appointed censor of the College of Physicians in 1716. Author of several volumes of poetry and religious treatise. Biographical information: *ODNB*. (AC, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Total poems: 1
Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Good Verses of a Bad Poet 1850-04-06 Household Words Poet 1077