Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Alfred, Lord Tennyson (August 6, 1809-October 6, 1892) was one of the most famous English poets of the 1800s. He is beloved for his wide range of talents, from penning short lyrics to long ballads. Among his most famous works is In Memoriam (1850), which contains 133 poems. Tennyson wrote works such as "The Charge of the Light Brigade" (1854), Maud (1855), and The Lady of Shalott (1833), based on his own personal struggle with life and emotions. Queen Victoria appointed Tennyson the Poet Laureate of Great Britain and Ireland in 1850.