John Keats was born in England on October 31, 1795. He intended to enter into the medical profession, but gave it up to pursue poetry instead. Keats became known as one of the Romantic poets. His work was often criticized during his short life, but has been honored posthumously. Some of his poetry includes: Ode to a Grecian Urn, Endymion, and Ode to a Nightingale. Keats fell ill due to tuberculosis and, under doctors’ orders, traveled to Italy for a better climate. Unfortunately, the relocation did not work. Keats died in Rome on February 23, 1821. He was 25 years old.
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