Robert Browning is buried in Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey,
London, England. His memorial stone
is made from Italian marble and porphyry.
(See map...ref no. 8)
Burial Stone of Robert Browning
Photograph by Mike
grew up in Camberwell in south-east London. He was educated at home
where he had access to his father's extensive library. At an early age
he was inspired by the work of romantic poets such as Byron, Keats and
Shelley. In 1828 he began a course at London University but abandoned it
in his second term.
In 1845 he began corresponding with
Elizabeth Barrett after reading and
enjoying some of her poems. Due to opposition from Elizabeth's father
the couple eventually married in secret and then eloped to Italy in
1846. There they had a son together - Robert Wiedmann Barrett Browning -
who was known by the nickname 'Pen'.
Although quintessentially a Victorian poet, Browning's
work was hugely influential in heralding in
dramatic monologues such as My Last Duchess and
Bishop Blougram's Apology provided inspiration for the work of both