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Aaronson, Lazarus (1895–1966), poet and educationist, was born at 34 Great Pearl Street, Spitalfields, London, on 18 February 1895, the son of Louis Aaronson, master bootmaker, and his wife, Sarah, née Kowalski. His parents were impoverished Jewish immigrants from Vilna in the Pale...

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Graves, Alfred Perceval (1846–1931), poet and educationist, was born on 22 July 1846 at 12 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin, second of the eight children of Charles Graves (1812–1899), bishop of Limerick from 1866, and his wife, Selina, eldest daughter of John Cheyne (1777–1836), physician-general to the forces in ...

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Morris, Sir Lewis (1833–1907), poet and educationist, was born on 23 January 1833 in Spilman Street, Carmarthen, the second of the five sons of Lewis Edward William Morris (d. 1872), a prosperous solicitor, and Sophia, the daughter of John Hughes, shipowner and merchant of the same town who had made a fortune as a drysalter. His great-grandfather was ...

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Sir Lewis Morris (1833–1907) by W. & D. Downey, pubd 1890 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Reeves, John Morris [pseud. James Reeves] (1909–1978), poet and educationist, was born on 1 July 1909 at 7 Hamilton Road, Wealdstone, Harrow on the Hill, Middlesex, the elder son of Albert John Reeves, company secretary, and his wife, Ethel Mary, née Blench...

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Tagore, Rabindranath (1861–1941), poet and educationist, was born on 7 May 1861 at 6 Dwarkanath Tagore Lane, Jorasanko, Calcutta, the fourteenth child and eighth son of Debendranath Tagore (1817–1905) [see under Tagore family] and Sarada Devi (1826?–1875). The author Swarnakumari Devi...

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Rabindranath Tagore (1861–1941) by Sir William Rothenstein, 1912 by courtesy of the Estate of Sir William Rothenstein; photograph courtesy of the Tate Gallery, London