British poet, Rupert Brooke, (3 Aug 1887–23 April 1915), known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier." He was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a temporary Sub-Lieutenant shortly after his 27th birthday and took part in the Royal Naval Division's Antwerp expedition in October 1914. He sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28 February 1915 but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite and…

British poet, Rupert Brooke, (3 Aug 1887–23 April 1915), known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially "The Soldier." He was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a temporary Sub-Lieutenant shortly after his 27th birthday and took part in the Royal Naval Division's Antwerp expedition in October 1914. He sailed with the British Mediterranean Expeditionary Force on 28 February 1915 but developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite and…

“There are three good things in this world.  One is to read poetry, another is to write poetry, and the best of all is to live poetry.”    —Rupert Brooke

“There are three good things in this world. One is to read poetry, another is to write poetry, and the best of all is to live poetry.” —Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915, was an English poet, dramatist, literary critic, travel writer, political activist and soldier.  Best known as one of the famous war poets on World War One.  Most famous poems are The Soldier and Grantchester.

Rupert Brooke, 1887-1915, was an English poet, dramatist, literary critic, travel writer, political activist and soldier. Best known as one of the famous war poets on World War One. Most famous poems are The Soldier and Grantchester.

"I have a great need to busy myself with quietude." ~ Rupert Brooke

"I have a great need to busy myself with quietude." ~ Rupert Brooke

Rupert Brooke:  "Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass."

Rupert Brooke: "Breathless, we flung us on a windy hill, Laughed in the sun, and kissed the lovely grass."

Poet Rupert Brooke went skinny-dipping with Virginia Woolf. "He was rather a dangerous friend," according to Leonard Woolf. Died far too young in WWI.

Poet Rupert Brooke went skinny-dipping with Virginia Woolf. "He was rather a dangerous friend," according to Leonard Woolf. Died far too young in WWI.

Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as the handsomest young man in England.

Rupert Chawner Brooke (3 August 1887 – 23 April 1915) was an English poet known for his idealistic war sonnets written during the First World War, especially The Soldier. He was also known for his boyish good looks, which were said to have prompted the Irish poet W. B. Yeats to describe him as the handsomest young man in England.

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