John Milton
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Born: December 9, 1608

Died: November 8, 1674 (age 65)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Bio: John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost.

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