Alexander Pope is an English poet best known for his use of satire and his translation of Homer. He is the third-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations. Only Shakespeare & Tennyson are quoted more often. He was born to Alexander Pope Senior (1646–1717) and Edith (née Turner) (1643–1733), who were both Catholics. He had a hunchback due to a form of tuberculosis called Pott's Disease which began at the age of 12. Because of this he only grew to a height of only 1.37 m (4 ft 6 in) tall. Although he never married, he had many female friends to whom he wrote witty letters. Allegedly, his lifelong friend Martha Blount was his lover.
Buried in St Mary Churchyard, Twickenham, London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Greater London, England
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