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|Birth:||25th April, 1792|
|Death:||29th March, 1866|
|Profession:||Poet, Priest, Professor|
John Keble was born in Fairford, Gloucestershire, England. He was an English priest and poet, one of the leaders of the Oxford Movement. Keble College, Oxford was named after him. In 1806, he won a scholarship to Corpus Christi College, Oxford. In 1811, he won the University Prizes both for the English and Latin Essays and became a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford. In 1827 he published The Christian Year, a volume of poems for Sundays and festivals of the church year. He was professor of poetry at Oxford from 1831 to 1841, and from 1836 until his death thirty years later he was priest of a small parish in the village of Hursley near Winchester. Among his books of verse are included The Psalter or Psalms of David and the poems for childhood, Lyra Innocentium. He also wrote numerous hymn lyrics, including “O God of mercy, God of might.”
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