Sir John Betjeman, CBE

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Sir John Betjeman (Betjemann), CBE

Birthplace: Parliament Hill Mansions, Lissenden Gardens, Gospel Oak, London, Middlesex, England UK
Death: Died in Cornwall, England UK
Place of Burial: St Enodoc's Church
Immediate Family:

Son of Ernest Edward Betjemann and Mabel Bessie Dawson
Husband of Penelope Valentine Hester Betjeman
Father of Candida Rose Lycett Green

Occupation: Poet Laureate. Writer, Poet, Broadcaster.
Managed by: Michael Lawrence Rhodes
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About Sir John Betjeman, CBE

...was an English poet, writer and broadcaster who described himself in Who's Who as a "poet and hack".

He was a founding member of the Victorian Society and a passionate defender of Victorian architecture. Starting his career as a journalist, he ended it as one of the most popular British Poets Laureate to date and a much-loved figure on British television.

Sir John Betjeman was born "John Betjemann". His parents, were Mabel (née Dawson) and Ernest Betjemann.

He changed his name to the less German-looking "Betjeman" during the First World War.

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Sir John Betjeman, CBE's Timeline

August 28, 1906
London, Middlesex, England UK
September 22, 1942
Age 36
May 19, 1984
Age 77
Cornwall, England UK
St Enodoc's Church