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Alexander Pope
b.21 May 1688 London, England
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Name[1] Alexander Pope
Gender Male
Birth? 21 May 1688 London, England
Occupation? 1734 An Essay on Man
Death? 30 May 1744 Twickenham, Middlesex, England

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Alexander Pope (21 May 1688 – 30 May 1744) was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations, after Shakespeare and Tennyson.

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  1. Orth, Samuel Peter. A History of Cleveland, Ohio. (Chicago [Illinois]: S. J. Clarke, 1910), 3:8.