Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (March 6, 1806-June 29, 1861), English poet, was, in her day, one of the most popular poets in England and the United States. Though her poet husband, Robert Browning, has since been recognized by critics as the greater talent of the two, she was a prolific writer who rivaled Tennyson and Wordsworth in influence during her lifetime. She is best remembered today for her relationship with Robert Browning and her Sonnets from the Portuguese (1850), which recounts the tale of their romance.