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Christopher Smart
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Born in Shipbourne, Kent
Born on 11th of April 1722
Died on 21st of May 1771

Born 1722. Died 1771 - English poet.

Studied at Pembroke College, Cambridge. His works included epigrams, birthday odes and poems. His wrote Hilliad (1735) and his best known work A Song to David (1763). Suffered from mental illness and died insane.

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