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Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Poet
    (March 6, 1806-June 29, 1861)
    Wife of Robert Browning
    Famed for writing love sonnets
    Wrote 'Aurora Leigh,' 'Poems Before Congress,' Sonnets from the Portuguese,' 'The Cry of Children' and 'Isobel's Child'
    Eldest of twelve siblings
    She was a frail child.
    When her favorite brother, Edward, drowned (1838) she became crippled by a nervous condition and spent the next five years in her bedroom.
    Her father disinherited her when she married Robert Browning without his permission.
    She was addicted to opium (originally given to her by medical prescription - 1821).
    She was a voracious reader.
    She read Latin and Greek books and taught herself Hebrew to read the Old Testament.
    Her love poems to Robert Browning brought her great measures of fame.
    'Cry of Children' brought about Child Labor reforms.
    In 2018, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 1 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 6 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 12 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 18 Votes: 27.78% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 14 Votes: 28.57% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 181 Votes: 53.04% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 35 Votes: 34.29% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 61 Votes: 44.26% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 161 Votes: 45.96% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 108 Votes: 41.67% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 210 Votes: 47.62% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 290 Votes: 41.72% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 602 Votes: 45.68% Annoying
    In 2002, Out of 1661 Votes: 47.02% Annoying
    In 2001, Out of 4777 Votes: 54.78% Annoying
 
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