Edmund spenser, who lived from 1552 to 1599, was one of the key literary figures of the english renaissance spenser's early education was provided by merchant taylor's school, though he gained formal education at pembroke college, cambridge, starting in 1569. The poetry of edmund spenser (b c 1552–d 1599) was canonical in spenser’s own lifetime, and it has generated critical and scholarly attention second only to that devoted to shakespeare.
The prince of poets: essays on edmund spenser (new york: new york university press, 1968) robert ellrodt, neoplatonism in the poetry of edmund spenser (geneva: e droz, 1960) maurice evans, spenser's anatomy of heroism: a commentary on the faerie queene (cambridge: cambridge university press, 1970. Edmund spenser was an english poet best known for the faerie queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the tudor dynasty and elizabeth i he is recognised as one of the premier craftsmen of modern english verse in its infancy, and one of the greatest poets in the english language life edmund spenser was born in east.
Edmund spenser, (born 1552/53, london, england—died january 13, 1599, london), english poet whose long allegorical poem the faerie queene is one of the greatest in the english language it was written in what came to be called the spenserian stanza.
Edmund spenser, english poet, author of the faery queen, was born in london about the year 1552 the received date of his birth rests on a passage in sonnet lx of the amoretti he speaks there of having lived forty-one years the amoretti was published in 1595, and described on the titlepage as. During his residence at the university the poet acquired a knowledge of greek, and at a later period offered to impart that language to a friend in ireland (see ludowick bryskett, discourse of civil life, london, 1606, written twenty years previously) spenser's affinity with plato is most marked, and he probably read him in the original.
Edmund spenser edmund spenser (ca 1552-1599) ranks as the fore most english poet of the 16th century famous as the author of the unfinished epic poem the faerie queene, he is the poet of an ordered yet passionate elizabethan world. Edmund spenser was an english poet best known for the faerie queene, an epic poem and fantastical allegory celebrating the tudor dynasty and elizabeth i he is recognized as one of the premier craftsmen of nascent modern english verse, and is often considered one of the greatest poets in the english language.
Edmund spenser was born in 1552 or 1553 no documentation exists to establish his exact date of birth, but the year is known in part due to spenser's own poetry in amoretti sonnet 60, spenser writes that he is forty-one years old we know this poem was published in 1594 (and written only shortly.