Edward Lear

Humorist / Poet
Date Of Birth:
12 May 1812
Date Of Death:
29 January 1888
Place Of Birth:
London, England
Best Known As:
The author of The Owl and the Pussycat
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.
Extra Credit:

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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