Birth and Life

John Milton


Date of birth 9. 12. 1608
Country of birth England



Date of death 8. 11. 1674
Cemetery St Giles Cripplegate, London, England
GPS coordinates of the cemetery 51.518683, -0.093875

The plaque in front of the altar marks the spot where the grave used to be. The remains are long gone.

Summary from Wikipedia

Writing in English, Latin, Greek, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica (1644), written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship, is among history's most influential and impassioned defences of freedom of speech and freedom of the press. His desire for freedom extended into his style: he introduced new words (coined from Latin) to the English language, and was the first modern writer to employ non-rhymed verse outside of the theatre or translations.

Author of contribution: Janez, published 22. 2. 2017

Images of the grave

Location of the cemetery

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