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Alexander Pope

Alexander Pope (c.1727), an English poet best known for his Essay on Criticism, Rape of the Lock and The Dunciad
Born 21 May 1688(1688-05-21)
Died 30 May 1744(1744-05-30) (aged 56)
Occupation Poet

Alexander Pope (21 May 1688– 30 May 1744) is generally regarded as the greatest English poet of the eighteenth century. He is best known for his satirical verse and for his translation of Homer. He is the third most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.[1] Pope was a master of the heroic couplet.


  1. Dictionary of Quotations (1999)