Robert Browning

Robert Browning (May 7, 1812-December 12, 1889) was one of the earliest Victorian poets and a master of dramatic verse and monologues. Born in South London, he began writing poetry at an early age and was fluent in multiple languages. Browning is credited with penning some of the most influential epic-length poetry, such as The Ring and the Book (1868) and Men and Women (1855). He was awarded a variety of distinctions, including a Doctor of Law in English (LLD) at Edinburgh and a Life Governor of London University.