Person:Percy Shelley (1)

Percy Bysshe Shelley
m. Oct 1791
  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley1792 - 1822
  2. Elizabeth Shelley1794 -
  3. Hellen Shelley1796 - 1796
  4. Mary Shelley1797 -
  5. Hellen Shelley1799 -
  6. Margaret Shelley1801 -
  7. John Shelley1806 -
  • HPercy Bysshe Shelley1792 - 1822
  • W.  Harriet Westbrook (add)
m. 24 Mar 1814
  1. Elizabeth Ianthe Shelley1813 - 1876
  2. Charles Bysshe Shelley1814 - 1826
m. 30 Dec 1816
  1. Clara Shelley1815 -
  2. William Shelley1816 - 1819
  3. Clara Everina Shelley1817 - 1818
  4. Sir Percy Florence Shelley, 3rd Baronet1819 - 1889
Facts and Events
Name Percy Bysshe Shelley
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] 4 Aug 1792 Horsham, Sussex, EnglandField Place
Christening[1][3] 7 Sep 1792 Warnham, Sussex, England
Other 28 Aug 1811 eloped to Scotland
with Harriet Westbrook (add)
Marriage 24 Mar 1814 Westminster St. George Hanover Square, Middlesex, Englandto Harriet Westbrook (add)
Marriage 30 Dec 1816 St. Mildred Bread Street, City of London, Middlesex, Englandto Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin
Death[2] 8 Jul 1822 Lerici, La Spezia, Liguria, Italy
Reference Number[2] Q93343?

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Percy Bysshe Shelley ( ; 4 August 17928 July 1822) was one of the major English Romantic poets.[1] A radical in his poetry as well as in his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition of his achievements in poetry grew steadily following his death and he became an important influence on subsequent generations of poets including Robert Browning, Algernon Charles Swinburne, Thomas Hardy, and W. B. Yeats.[2] American literary critic Harold Bloom describes him as "a superb craftsman, a lyric poet without rival, and surely one of the most advanced sceptical intellects ever to write a poem."

Shelley's critical reputation fluctuated during the 20th century, but in recent decades he has achieved increasing critical acclaim for the sweeping momentum of his poetic imagery, his mastery of genres and verse forms, and the complex interplay of sceptical, idealist, and materialist ideas in his work.[3] Among his best-known works are "Ozymandias" (1818), "Ode to the West Wind" (1819), "To a Skylark" (1820), and the political ballad "The Mask of Anarchy" (1819). His other major works include the verse drama The Cenci (1819) and long poems such as Alastor, or The Spirit of Solitude (1815), Julian and Maddalo (1819), Adonais (1821), Prometheus Unbound (1820)—widely considered his masterpiece—Hellas (1822), and his final, unfinished work, The Triumph of Life (1822).

Shelley also wrote prose fiction and a quantity of essays on political, social, and philosophical issues. Much of this poetry and prose was not published in his lifetime, or only published in expurgated form, due to the risk of prosecution for political and religious libel. From the 1820s, his poems and political and ethical writings became popular in Owenist, Chartist, and radical political circles[4] and later drew admirers as diverse as Karl Marx, Mahatma Gandhi, and George Bernard Shaw.[4][5]

Shelley's life was marked by family crises, ill health, and a backlash against his atheism, political views and defiance of social conventions. He went into permanent self-exile in Italy in 1818, and over the next four years produced what Leader and O'Neill call "some of the finest poetry of the Romantic period". His second wife, Mary Shelley, was the author of Frankenstein. He died in a boating accident in 1822 at the age of 29.

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

    Percy Bysshe Shelley, 07 Sep 1792; citing Warnham, Sussex, England, reference item 1; FHL microfilm 1068528.

  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Percy Bysshe Shelley, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Miscellanea genealogica et heraldica
    New Series, 3:425.