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23/04/1850 Poet William Wordsworth dies

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Introduction to William Wordsworth

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Explore Dove Cottage - once home to Dorothy and William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth was a major English Romantic poet who, with Samuel Taylor Coleridge, helped to launch the Romantic Age in English literature with their joint publication Lyrical Ballads. William Wordsworth died at home at Rydal Mount from an aggravated case of pleurisy.
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