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Tran Thanh Tong Poems

 

Tran Thanh Tong was a 13th century Vietnamese poet and scholar who ruled his country as king for a little over twenty years. He voluntarily abdicated in the year 1279 in favour of his son Tran Nhan Tong. His reign was remarkable for a number of reasons. As well as being a great military leader, he believed in education and actually set ...

Tyagaraja Poems

 

The Indian poet and classical music composer Tyagaraja is famous for many compositions. One of his most popular was Pancharatna Kritis, which is translated into English as Five Gems. These pieces of music are still heard today, accompanied with words that are sung in his honour. He has been known by a number of names including Kakarla Tyagabrahmam, Saint Tyagaraja, Tyagayya in Telugu ...

Thomas Heywood Poems

 

Thomas Heywood was an English writer whose main achievements lay in his playwriting during the late Elizabethan and early Jacobean eras. As well as writing poems and plays, he was also a successful actor. It is generally accepted that Heywood was born some time during the first half of the 1570s but the exact year cannot be determined. Details about his early life are ...

Thomas Hoccleve Poems

 

Thomas Hoccleve, whose name is sometimes spelled Occleve, was an English poet of medieval times who also served his king in a clerical capacity. From the young age of twenty he was appointed to a position in the Office of the Privy Seal, this being possible because of his knowledge of French and Latin, and it is believed that he also worked as a ...

Thomas MacGreevy Poems

 

Thomas MacGreevy was an influential Irish poet who played a leading role in the development of modernism in Irish literary history. He also had a keen interest in art, being director of the National Gallery of Ireland for thirteen years from 1950. This position also allowed him to serve an organisation known as An Chomhairle Ealaíon, the first Irish Arts Council. He was born ...

Thomas Morley Poems

 

Thomas Morley was an English 16th century lyric poet and composer who was a leading figure in the Madrigal movement of music composition. He was around right up to the end of the Renaissance period which encompassed the whole of Europe for about two hundred years up to the year 1600. His passion for music also gave him a deep interest in the ...

Thomas Vaux Poems

 

Thomas Vaux was a 16th century poet and nobleman also known as the 2nd Baron Vaux of Harrowden, KB. He had strong royal connections with the Tudor court. His mother, for example, was the maternal aunt of Queen Catherine Parr, the last wife of Henry VIII. This, of course, placed him as a first cousin to the Queen. His court responsibilities included ...

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd Poems

 

Sir Thomas Noon Talfourd was an English writer, parliamentarian and member of the judiciary who added the letters SL after his name when, in 1835, he became one of the ancient order of barristers that were entitled to call themselves Serjeant-at-Law while serving at the English bar. He numbered famous literary figures amongst his close friends, including Charles Dickens who dedicated his famous ...

Thomas Parnell Poems

 

Thomas Parnell was an Irish born poet and clergyman who became known as one of the so-called “Graveyard Poets”. His clerical appointments included the post of archdeacon in the diocese of Clogher in 1705, a small parish in County Tyrone, now part of Northern Ireland. He was born on the 11th September 1679 in Maryborough, Queen's County. Nowadays the town is known as Port ...

Thomas Percy Poems

 

Thomas Percy was a clergyman and poet who made a significant contribution to the great Romantic movement when he published Reliques of Ancient English Poetry in 1765. This book has been generally recognised as being the first of many great collections of ballads and inspired countless other poets to follow Percy in this style of writing. He was born on the 13th April ...