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William Wordswoth was born on the 7th April 1770 in Cockermouth. He lived at Wordsworth House with family including his sister, Dorthy Wordsworth. He had three other brothers.

His father worked away a lot but taught Wordswoth poetry and was sent to Hawkshead Grammar school and onto Cambridge University where he obtained his BA degree. Before he graduated ,he made his writing debut by publishing a sonnet for the The European Magazine. Through travelling in Europe, Wordsworth established himself as a poet and when he and Dorothy returned to the Lake District he wrote a lot of peoms about death, endurance, separation and grief.

Wordsworth died in 1850 in the Lake District and was buried at St Oswald's church in Grasmere.

Address: Cokermouth, Lake District
Directions: North West of England and near The Lake District National Park. Cockermouth is off A66 and off A5086.
othercontact: cockermouthtic@co-net.com
Phone: 01900 822634
Website: http://www.visitcumbria.com

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  • Updated Sep 17, 2011
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