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Pope, Alexander, 1688-1744

Record IDcnp01469857
Biographical Data1688 - 1744
Place of BirthLondon
Place of DeathTwickenham
Last Edit2020-01-30

General Note

Poet and essayist. Born London, 1688. Early education from relatives and priests, then at two small schools in London. Moved to Binfield, Windsor Forest 1700. Debarred from attending university because of his catholicism, so began to self-educate. Resolved to go to London, aged 15, made new literary acquaintances there. Early works: Pastorals (1709), An Essay on Criticism (1711) Messiah (1712), Georgic poem Windsor Forest (1714), epic The Rape of Lock (1712, 1714). Began translation of Homer's Iliad 1711, took 6 years. Moved to Chiswick 1715. Published his Works 1717. Member of the "Scriblerus Club", a group of writers dedicated to the ridicule of false learning. Began building a villa at Twickenham 1719. Edition of Shakespeare, 1725. Translated Homer's Odyssey, published 1726. The Dunciad published anonymously 1728, expanded Dunciad 1729, New Dunciad 1742, and Dunciad in four books 1743. Wrote An Essay on Man (1734), Epistle to Arbuthnot (1735), Imitations of Horace (1733-8). Published his letters 1737. Died Twickenham, 1744. Dogged all his life by severe ill health, due to Pott's disease (tuberculosis of the bone).This book was presented to Alexander Pope, minister, by Alexander Pope, poet, his namesake. The minister Pope rode from Caithness to Twickenham on a pony in summer 1732 to visit the poet Pope. He was also presented with the poet's translation of Homer's Odyssey and a snuff-box.
puriteinse literator; bekendste dichtwerk "The Essay on Man" (1734), waarin hij - verdeeld over 4 lange brieven (in kernachtige vijfvoetig verzen, in gepaard rijm) - een praktische ethica trachtte te geven, gebaseerd op een door het deïsme beïnvloedde godsdienstige en filosofische kijk op de mensheid.
Poète et essayiste. A aussi traduit du grec ancien en anglais.
Engl. Dichter; Mitglied des Scriblerus Club. Maschinell verknuepft mit DBL-Retro-Titeldaten.

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Further Biographical Data1688-1744
London, 21.5.1688-Twickenham, 30.5.1744
Intellectual ResponsibilityAuteur
Primary Language(s)English
ActivityPersonen zu Literaturgeschichte (Schriftsteller) (12.2p) (sswd)
Schriftsteller (gnd)
Engl. Dichter; Mitglied des Scriblerus Club
Angielski poeta i krytyk. Gł. przedstawiciel i teoretyk klasycyzmu w literaturze. Wyznawca racjonalizmu i deizmu. Jako członek "Scriblerus Club" używał niekiedy pseud. Martin Scribler.
Geographic NoteGB (iso3166)

Place of Activity

Place of BirthLondon
Geburts- u. Sterbeort
Londres (1688)
Lieu de naissance
London (1688)
Lieu de naissance
Place of DeathLondon
Geburts- u. Sterbeort
Twickenham, GB (1744)
Lieu de mort
Twickenham (1744)
Lieu de mort

Related Entries

See alsoScriblerus, Martin
Scriblerus Club


HeadingPope, Alexander, 1688-1744
used in: The University of Aberdeen Library
Pope, Alexander
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; Personal Names Authority File (PND), Germany; British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - AACR2 Heading, London (United Kingdom); Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany); Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National Library of the Netherlands, Den Haag (Netherlands); Biblioteka Narodowa, Warszawa; NUKAT union catalogue of Polish academic and research libraries
Pope, Alexander
used in: Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris
Pope, Alexander, the Poet
used in: British Library: English Short Title Catalogue - GK Heading, London (United Kingdom)
Pope, Alexander
used in: Common Library Network (GBV), Göttingen (Germany)
Variant NamePope, Alexander
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Pope, Alessandro
Pope, Alexandre
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Poup, Aleksandr
Scribler, Martin
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PseudonymBaker, J.
Barnivelt, Esdras
Hackney, Iscariot
Scribler, Martin
Scriblerus, Martinus
Hacney, Iscariot
Scribler, Martin
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Barnivelt, Esdras
Ficticious NameMartin Scribler


Found inLOC. — DNB. — LCAuth. — BMC. — PAng. — BNF NA'1998 (Pope, Alexander 1688-1744). — Kp. Poetical works / Pope. - London, 1967. — ABES online. — Traité Des Dissensions Entre Les Nobles Et Le Peuple, Dans les Républiques d'Athènes & de Rome [...] / de Mr. Jonathan Swift [...]. - A Lausanne, 1750 (Aut. dz. współwyd). — BN Cat. gén.. — BN Cat. gén.. — DNB. — Encycl. britannica, 15 ed.. — DNB. — LCNA(AACR2). — GK55. — DNB. — NUC. — BSDNAL. — List Heloizy do Abelarda / dzieło Alexandra Pope naśladowane przez P.... - Warszawa, 1816. — WEP. — Estr XIX. — M. — M. — LCAuth
Imprint SourcesAn essay on man / Alexander. Pope, 1965
Essay on man [...]. / By A. Pope., 1793
Melanges de litterature et de philosophie. / By Pope., 1742
Pope, Alexander: An essay on man. - 1759
Pope, Alexander: Eloisa to Abelard. - 1751
Pope, Alexander: Essai sur l'homme. - 1745
Pope, Alexander: Essai sur l'homme. - 1762
Pope, Alexander: Essay on man. - 1740
Pope, Alexander: Essay on man. - 1793
Pope, Alexander: Saggio sopra l'uomo. - 1768
Pope, Alexander: Saggio su l'uomo. - 1801
Pope, Alexander: The Works of Alexander Pope. - 1757


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