Arthur Hallam (Poet) – Bio, Birthday, Family, Age & Born

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Arthur Hallam

Arthur Henry Hallam was an English poet, best known as the subject of a major work, “In Memoriam”, by his close friend and fellow poet Alfred Tennyson. Hallam has been described as the jeune homme fatal of his generation.

About Arthur Hallam

English poet known for his association with Alfred Lord Tennyson, who wrote ‘In Memoriam A.H.H.’ in Hallam’s honor. Hallam published his own poetry collection, the simply-titled Poems, in 1830.

Before Fame

He was born in London and was a schoolmate of future British Prime Minister William Ewart Gladstone. Later, Hallam attended Trinity College, Cambridge, where he began his famous friendship with Tennyson.

Achievement

He died tragically at the age of twenty-two from a brain aneurysm.

Family Life

His first love, Anna Mildred Wintour, inspired many of his early poems. Later, he became engaged to Tennyson’s sister, Emily.

Associations

Queen Victoria counted “In Memoriam A.H.H.” among her favorite poems.

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Latest information about Arthur Hallam updated on September 14, 2020.


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