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Laurence Binyon
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Born in Lancaster, Lancashire
Born on 10th of August 1869
Died on 10th of March 1943

Born 1869. Died 1943 - English poet and art critic.


He was educated at Oxford and earned a reputation for his poetry including Lyric Poems (1894) and Odes (1901) containing some of his best works such as The Sirens and The Idols. As an art critic his studies include Painting in the Far East (1908), Japanese Art (1909), Botticelli (1913) and Drawings and Engravings of William Blake (1922). Extracts from his poem For the Fallen adorn British war memorials and are often used in Remembrance Sunday.

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