John Milton was a famous poet and writer. He was born in London on 9 December 1608.
His father was a lover of literature and art.
John Milton was educated at St. Paul’s School and completed his college education from Christ’s College, Cambridge. He remained in Cambridge for 7 years. He took his B.A in 1629 and his M.A. in 1632.
Some Quick Facts About John Milton:-
• He was a great and famous poet and a great literary artist.
• His father wanted him to enter the church but Milton did not like it.
• From 1637 to 1639 he travelled abroad through France, Switzerland and Italy.
• He was also appointed Latin Secretary to the Government and held this post till the restoration of monarchy.
• He became totally Blind in 1652.
• In 1655, he married again but his second wife died within fifteen months.
• He was arrested on the restoration of monarchy. Two of his works were publicly burnt.
• The rest of his life was passed in obscurity, poverty and loneliness.
• “On His Blindness” is the best known sonnet of John Milton. It reflects his grief at his blindness.
• His other poetic works are “Paradise Lost”, “Paradise Regained”, “On His Blindness” etc.
• He was Died in 1674.