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Percy Bysshe Shelley is one of the six major (male) English Romantic poets.
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4 August 1792 PBS, the future poet, was born at Field Place, Warnham, near Horsham in West Sussex, the eldest of a family of six of whom the others, all but the youngest, were girls. Bibliographic Citation link.
Summer 1820 PBS published his "lyrical drama" Bibliographic Citation link. Prometheus Unbound. Bibliographic Citation link.
By 20 March 1821 PBS composed his most famous prose work, A Defence of Poetry, a poetic credo conceived as an answer to Thomas Love Peacock's "Four Ages of Poetry". Bibliographic Citation link.
By 13 July 1821 PBS had Adonais, his elegy on the death of Keats, printed at Pisa. He sent a copy of this edition to John Gisborne on this date. The poem was printed at London before the end of the year. Bibliographic Citation link.
8 July 1822 PBS, poet and husband of Mary Shelley, drowned near La Spezia in Italy when his boat capsized in a storm. Bibliographic Citation link.
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