Edward Quillinan (1791 - 1851)

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Birthplace: Oporto, Portugal
Death: Died
Occupation: Poet
Managed by: Lizzie Keitel
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About Edward Quillinan

Edward Quillinan was born in Portugal of Irish parents; he served in the cavalry during the Peninsular War, published poetry and fought duels, and in 1821 settled near Wordsworth at Ambleside. Quillinan wrote for Blackwood's Magazine and other periodicals; he was a friend of Charles Lamb, and married a daughter of Sir Egerton Brydges who was killed in a fire in 1822. In 1841 Quillinan married Wordsworth's daughter, Dora. Most of his poems were privately printed in small editions.

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August 12, 1791
Oporto, Portugal
May 11, 1841
Age 49
Age 59
St Oswald Churchyard, Grasmere, Cumbria, England