6 March 1806
EBB was born Elizabeth Barrett Moulton Barrett at Coxhoe Hall
, five miles from Durham
August 1845-Spring 1846
Elizabeth Barrett wrote the series of "Sonnets from the Portuguese"
: the 43rd, the penultimite one of the series, became one of the most famous love poems in the language: "How Do I Love Thee?"
15 November 1856
EBB's epic feminist verse novel and künstlerroman
, Aurora Leigh
, appeared in London with an imprint of 1857.
By 21 May 1861
EBB had written her final composition, "The North and the South", in honour of Hans Christian Andersen
, who visited her in Rome
at this time. It appeared in print the following year in Last Poems