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Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Poet / Artist

Born: 12 May 1828
Died: 9 April 1882
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: Romantic poet and painter of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood

Name at birth: Gabriel Charles Dante Rossetti

Dante Gabriel Rossetti helped found the English Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, a school of painting (1848) that advocated a return to the Italian style before Raphael. Rossetti was also a well-known romantic poet and was famous for lyric poems such as The Blessed Damozel. His paintings are noted for their luxurious detail and beatific depictions of the feminine.

Extra credit: Rossetti shares a name with, but is unrelated to, the poet Dante Alighieri.

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