Biography Charles Wolfe

Charles Wolfe

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  • Time Period1791 - 1823
  • Place
  • CountryIreland

Poet Biography

Charles Wolfe, a son of a landed gentleman in Kildare, was born in Dublin, where he completed his educated at Trinity College, having previously been at Winchester. He took orders, and was Rector of Donoughmere, but his health failed, and he died of consumption at 32. He is remembered for one short, but universally known and admired poem, The Burial of Sir John Moore, which first appeared anonymously in the New Telegraph in 1817.