Spenser, Edmund (M)

b. 1552. d. 13 January 1599. Nationality: English.
Poet, translator, and administrator in Ireland. Born in London. Educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. Knew several languages including Latin, Greek, French, and Italian, and translated many poems by Petrarch and Joachim du Bellay. Served the Crown for many years in Ireland first as a private secretary to the Lord Deputy of Ireland (1580-1582) and settled there for the rest of his life. Married twice, Maccabaeus Childe on 27 October 1579, and Elizabeth Boyle on 11 June 1594. Author of *The Faerie Queene* (c. 1589) and *A View of the Present State of Ireland* (c. 1596). Biographical information: *ODNB*. (JS, CC)

Poems associated with this person

Poem title Date Periodical Roles id #
Riches 1834-08-30 The Penny Magazine Poet 2983
Whilst it is Prime 1896-04 Atalanta Poet 2364