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Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828–1882)

Rossetti, Dante Gabriel (rō-set’ē). The celebrated English painter and poet; born in London, May 12, 1828; died at Birchington, Kent, April 10, 1882. He was foremost among the founders of the Pre-Raphaelite brotherhood. He began writing verse when but a few years old, and his ‘Blessed Damozel’ was written at nineteen; four years later he wrote the remarkable poem ‘Sister Helen.’ His other works include the translations of ‘Early Italian Poets’ (1861), reissued as ‘Dante and his Circle’; the magnificent ballads ‘Rose Mary’ (1871), ‘The White Ship,’ and ‘The King’s Tragedy’ (1880); the sonnet-sequence ‘The House of Life’; and an imaginative work in prose, ‘Hand and Soul.’ (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).