Alfred Tennyson
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Born: August 6, 1809

Died: October 6, 1892 (aged 83)

Bio: Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson, was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular poets in the English language.

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A great writer is, so to speak, a second government. That's why no regime anywhere has ever loved its great writers, only its minor ones.

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