Edward Lear, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Edward Lear

British artist, illustrator, author and poet

Date of Birth: 12-May-1812

Place of Birth: Highgate, England, United Kingdom

Date of Death: 29-Jan-1888

Profession: writer, poet, comedian, illustrator, painter, ornithologist, novelist, scientific illustrator, landscape painter

Zodiac Sign: Taurus

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About Edward Lear

  • Edward Lear (12 May 1812, Holloway – 29 January 1888, Sanremo) was an English artist, illustrator, musician, author and poet, now known mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised.
  • His principal areas of work as an artist were threefold: as a draughtsman employed to illustrate birds and animals; making coloured drawings during his journeys, which he reworked later, sometimes as plates for his travel books; as a (minor) illustrator of Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poems.
  • As an author, he is known principally for his popular nonsense collections of poems, songs, short stories, botanical drawings, recipes and alphabets.
  • He also composed and published twelve musical settings of Tennyson's poetry.

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