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
with Harriet Westbrook (add)
Marriage 24 Mar 1814 Westminster, Middlesex, EnglandSt George Hanover
to Harriet Westbrook (add)
Marriage 30 Dec 1816 London, London, EnglandSt Mildred, Bread Street
to 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, and is regarded by some critics as amongst the finest lyric poets in the English language. A radical in his poetry as well as his political and social views, Shelley did not achieve fame during his lifetime, but recognition for his poetry grew steadily following his death. Shelley was a key member of a close circle of visionary poets and writers that included Lord Byron; Leigh Hunt; Thomas Love Peacock; and his own second wife, Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein.

Shelley is perhaps best known for such classic poems as Ozymandias, Ode to the West Wind, To a Skylark, Music, When Soft Voices Die, The Cloud and The Masque of Anarchy. His other major works include long, visionary poems such as Queen Mab (later reworked as The Daemon of the World), Alastor, The Revolt of Islam, Adonaïs, the unfinished work The Triumph of Life; and the visionary verse dramas The Cenci (1819) and Prometheus Unbound (1820).

His close circle of admirers, however, included some progressive thinkers of the day, including his future father-in-law, the philosopher William Godwin. Though Shelley's poetry and prose output remained steady throughout his life, most publishers and journals declined to publish his work for fear of being arrested themselves for blasphemy or sedition. Shelley did not live to see success and influence, although these reach down to the present day not only in literature, but in major movements in social and political thought.

Shelley became an idol of the next three or four generations of poets, including important Victorian and Pre-Raphaelite poets such as Robert Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. He was admired by Oscar Wilde, Thomas Hardy, George Bernard Shaw, Bertrand Russell, W. B. Yeats, Karl Marx, Upton Sinclair and Isadora Duncan. Henry David Thoreau's civil disobedience was apparently influenced by Shelley's non-violence in protest and political action. Shelley's popularity and influence has continued to grow in contemporary poetry circles.

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