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John Milton


British poet who posted his empty verse masterpiece, Heaven Shed, in 1667. His additional works include Heaven Regained, Samson Agonistes, and Animadversions. He published his 1st two psalms at age group fifteen and later on attended Christ’s University, Cambridge. He published Paradise Lost throughout a period when he was blind and surviving in poverty. He wedded twice and experienced five children. Through the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Hundreds of years, popular British opinion kept Milton’s literary function to be a minimum of add up to — and perhaps more advanced than — that of William Shakespeare.

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Full Name John Milton
Date Of Birth December 9, 1608
Died November 8, 1674, Chalfont St Giles, United Kingdom
Place Of Birth England
Profession Poet
Education University of Cambridge, St Paul's School, London, Christ's College, Cambridge
Nationality English, British
Spouse Elizabeth Mynshull, Katherine Woodcock, Mary Powell
Children John Powell Milton, Deborah Powell Milton, Mary Powell Milton, Annie Powell Milton
Parents John Milton, Sarah Jeffrey
Siblings Sara Milton, Christopher Milton, Anne Milton, Tabitha Milton
Movies Paradise Lost
Star Sign Sagittarius

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1 Author of "Paradise Lost", considered the greatest epic poem in the English language.
2 His father was a composer who contributed to a collection of madrigals in honor of Queen Elizabeth I.
3 The John Milton Society for the Blind was founded in 1928 by Helen Keller to develop an interdenominational ministry that would bring spiritual guidance and religious literature to deaf and blind persons.
4 Secretary for Foreign Tongues and official propagandist for the Commonwealth, Milton privately broke with Cromwell when he declared himself Lord Protector. He would have been executed after his arrest in October 1659 were it not for several influential people speaking on his behalf, including poet Andrew Marvell, his first assistant. King Charles II decided to spare Milton, and he was released that 15 December.
5 One month after he married Mary Powell, she visited her family and didn't return until 1645. In 1646, her family, having been ejected from Oxford as Royalist (those who supported King Charles I in the Civil War), moved in with Milton (who supported Oliver Cromwell).
6 His grandfather was a composer who contributed to a collection of madrigals in honor of Queen Elizabeth I.
7 He was fully blind before the publication of "Paradise Lost."
8 Children: Anne (29 July 1646), Mary (25 October 1648), John (16 March 1651 - June 1652), Deborah (2 May 1652) by Mary Powell; Katherine (19 October 1657 - 17 March 1658) by Katherine Woodcock.



Paradise Lost novel announced
Die Schöpfung 1992 TV Movie documentary text Paradise Lost
Die Schöpfung, Oratorium 1990 TV Movie documentary text Paradise Lost
Joseph Haydn: The Creation 1990 TV Movie text Paradise Lost
Words for Battle 1941 Documentary short poem - uncredited
Satana 1912 poem "Paradise Lost"



The Royal Wedding 2011 TV Movie lyrics: "Blest Pair of Sirens"
The Merchant of Venice 2004 lyrics: "With Wand'ring Steps", "With Wand'ring Steps" [Recorder version]



Dogma 1999 humble thanks

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