Humorist / Poet
Date Of Birth:
12 May 1812
Date Of Death:
29 January 1888
Place Of Birth:
Edward Lear was a highly-regarded nature and landscape artist, but he is much better remembered for the whimsical nonsense poetry and limericks he produced throughout his life. Among his best-known works are The Owl and the Pussycat, The Dong With a Luminous Nose, and The Jumblies.
Lear once gave drawing lessons to Queen Victoria… He is sometimes compared with his fellow nonsense author Lewis Carroll… Lear’s former home in London is now the Edward Lear Hotel.
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