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|
|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.