Person:John Milton (1)

John Milton
d.8 Nov 1674
m. 1600
  1. Anne Milton - Bef 1671
  2. John Milton1608 - 1674
  3. Sarah Milton1612 - 1612
  4. Tabitha Milton1613/14 - 1615
  5. Sir Christopher Milton1615 - 1692/93
m. Jun 1642
  1. Anne Milton1646 - 1678
  2. Mary Milton1648 - Bef 1694
  3. John Milton1650/51 - 1652
  4. Deborah Milton1652 - 1727
m. 12 Nov 1656
  1. Katherine Milton
m. 24 Feb 1662
Facts and Events
Name John Milton
Gender Male
Birth[1] 9 Dec 1608 London, Middlesex, EnglandBread Street
Christening[2] 20 Dec 1608 All Hallows Bread Street, London, Middlesex, England
Marriage Jun 1642 to Mary Powell
Marriage 12 Nov 1656 to Katherine Woodcock
Marriage 24 Feb 1662 to Elizabeth Minshull
Death[1] 8 Nov 1674
Burial[1] 12 Nov 1674 St. Giles Without Cripplegate, London, Middlesex, England
Reference Number? Q79759?
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 John Milton, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.

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    John Milton (9 December 16088 November 1674) was an English poet and intellectual who served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost (1667). Written in blank verse, Paradise Lost is widely considered to be one of the greatest works of literature ever written.

    Writing in English, Latin, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime; his celebrated Areopagitica (1644), written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship, is among history's most influential and impassioned defences of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. His desire for freedom extended into his style: he introduced new words (coined from Latin and Ancient Greek) to the English language, and was the first modern writer to employ unrhymed verse outside of the theatre or translations.

    William Hayley's 1796 biography called him the "greatest English author", and he remains generally regarded "as one of the pre-eminent writers in the English language", though critical reception has oscillated in the centuries since his death (often on account of his republicanism). Samuel Johnson praised Paradise Lost as "a poem which ... with respect to design may claim the first place, and with respect to performance, the second, among the productions of the human mind", though he (a Tory) described Milton's politics as those of an "acrimonious and surly republican". Poets such as William Blake, William Wordsworth and Thomas Hardy revered him.

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  2. England. Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. (FamilySearch,, Findmypast).

    John Mylton
    father: John Mylton