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Age59 (age at death)
Birthday 22 January, 1572
Birthplace Bread Street, London, England
Died 31 March, 1631
Place of Death London, England, UK
Zodiac Sign Aquarius
Nationality British
Occupation Poet
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John Donne ( DUN; 22 January 1572 – 31 March 1631) was an English scholar, poet, soldier and secretary born into a Catholic family, a remnant of the Catholic Revival, who reluctantly became a cleric in the Church of England. He was Dean of St Paul's Cathedral in London (1621-1631). He is considered the pre-eminent representative of the metaphysical poets. His poetical works are noted for their metaphorical and sensual style and include sonnets, love poems, religious poems, Latin translations, epigrams, elegies, songs, satires. He is also known for his sermons.

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