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Elizabeth Barrett Browning

1806 - 1861
Elizabeth Barrett Browning was one of the most famous English poets of the Victorian era. Her works had a major influence on some other important writers of the day, such as Edgar Allan Poe or Emily Dickinson. More than a poet, she was also greatly involved in social and political issues: she campaigned against slavery and her works helped improve the children’s labour legislation.