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Age68 (age at death)
Birthday 17 August, 1930
Birthplace Mytholmroyd, Yorkshire, England
Died 28 October, 1998
Place of Death London, England, UK
Height 6' 6" (198 cm)
Hair Color Salt and Pepper
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality British
Occupation Poet
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Edward James Hughes OM OBE FRSL (17 August 1930 – 28 October 1998) was an English poet, translator, and children's writer. Critics frequently rank him as one of the best poets of his generation, and one of the twentieth century's greatest writers. He was appointed Poet Laureate in 1984 and held the office until his death. In 2008 The Times ranked Hughes fourth on their list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

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