Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806 – 1861) was an English poet of the Romantic Movement, widely popular in her lifetime. She began to gain fame in the 1830s, and wrote several collections of poetry, including the acclaimed Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850), a series of love poems. She also wrote the verse novel Aurora Leigh and many of her later works speak out against social injustice. She eloped in 1846 and settled in Florence, Italy with the poet Robert Browning.

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