John Milton

John Milton

Born: December 9, 1608

Died: November 8, 1674

Nationality: English

Occupation: Poet

Biography: 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.

Source/Notes: The Poetical Works of John Milton... to which is Prefixed the Life of the Author Together with (1836 edition)

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Source/Notes: Areopagitica: A speech of Mr John Milton for the liberty of unlicenced printing to the Parliament of England (1644)

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Source/Notes: Selected Prose (1985 edition), University of Missouri Press - ISBN: 9780826204844
Source/Notes: The Poetical Works of John Milton..Illustrated with Engravings from Drawings by J.M.W. Turner (1853 edition)