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Thomas Gray
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Born in City, London
Born on 26th of December 1716
Died in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Died on 30th of July 1771

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1716- 1771 - English poet



Educated at Peterhouse, Cambridge. In 1742 wrote Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College. Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard (1751) and Pindaric Odes (1757). Declined laureateship in 1757. Became Professor of History and Modern Languages at Cambridge in 1768.

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