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  1. John Milton (born December 9, 1608, London, England—died November 8?, 1674, London?) English poet, pamphleteer, and historian, considered the most significant English author after William Shakespeare. Milton is best known for Paradise Lost, widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English.

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    John Milton (9 December 1608 – 8 November 1674) was an English poet, polemicist, and civil servant. His 1667 epic poem Paradise Lost, written in blank verse and including over ten books, was written in a time of immense religious flux and political upheaval.

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    Apr 2, 2014 · Learn about the life and works of John Milton, the English poet, pamphleteer, and historian best known for writing "Paradise Lost," the greatest epic poem in English. Find out about his early life, education, poetry, politics, personal life, and legacy.

  4. Read poems by this poet. John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, into a middle-class family. He was educated at St. Paul’s School, then at Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he began to write poetry in Latin, Italian, and English, and prepared to enter the clergy.

  5. A comprehensive biography of John Milton, the influential English poet and prose writer who wrote in Stuart, Civil War, Interregnum, and Restoration eras. Learn about his life, works, influences, and legacy as a master of the English language and a champion of civil liberties.

  6. Sep 2, 2019 · Learn about the life and works of John Milton, the English poet and intellectual who wrote the epic poem Paradise Lost during a period of political and religious turmoil. Find out his early years, education, travels, political views, family, and legacy.

  7. John Milton, Sr. was a successful scrivener or copyist who also dabbled in real estate and was noted as a composer of liturgical church music. The Miltons were prosperous enough that eventually they owned a second house in the country. Milton seems to have had a happy childhood. He spoke of his mother's "esteem, and the alms she bestowed."

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