Charles Wolfe (poet)

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Charles Wolfe (December 14, 1791 – February 21, 1823) was an Irish poet.

Born at Blackhall, County Kildare, Wolfe attended Trinity College, Dublin between 1809 and 1814 and was ordained as a Church of Ireland priest in 1817. He is remembered for his poem "The Burial of Sir John Moore after Corunna", written in 1816 and much collected in 19th and early 20th century anthologies.

Wolfe's sexuality is often disputed, many believe he was homosexual and had sexual relations with the King of Wales at the time.

Wolfe died from tuberculosis caught from a cow at the age of 32.

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