Rupert Brooke entry: Overview screen.
3 August 1887
RB, poet, was born at Rugby
, the middle one in a family of three sons.
23 April 1915
The poet and wartime naval officer RB died at sea near the Greek
island of Skyros or Scyros
, probably from septicaemia caused by a mosquito bite.
In the year of RB's death a sequence of publications gained him tremendous, immediate posthumous fame: 1914 and Other Poems
, followed by The Collected Poems of Rupert Brooke
published in New York
, and his only play, Lithuania