Biography of Ernest Dowson (1867 – 1900)
Ernest Christopher Dowson (2 August 1867-23 February 1900), English poet, born at Lee south-east of London. He died in London.
He was a member of the Rhymer’s Club, which included W. B. Yeats and Lionel Johnson. In 1891 Dowson fell in love with the 12-year-old daughter of a Polish restaurant owner. Dowson died of alcoholism (or some say of tuberculosis) in 1900 at the early age of 33.
His best known poem is Non Sum Qualis eram Bonae Sub Regno Cynarae.
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