How long was Keats' TB?

How long was Keats' TB?

John Keats (31 October 1795–23 February 1821) was an English poet who was a member of the second generation of Romantic writers, with Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley, yet his poetry were only published for four years until his death at the age of 25 from TB. His work is now regarded as a major influence on modern English poetry.

Keats's illness began in January 1819 when he went to London with hopes of selling some of his poems. While there, he fell ill with a fever and a cough that would eventually prove to be tuberculosis. Doctors could not diagnose his condition at first because TB was so rare in Europe at the time. They thought he might have had bronchitis or pneumonia. When these symptoms failed to improve within days, they decided to send him home for rest and recovery. However, upon arriving in Italy, Keats's health continued to decline and he died within a few months.

His body was returned to England for burial. He has been described as "the most beautiful poet you never heard of." Today, we know his name is included in the list of Nobel Prize winners.

Keats wrote two volumes of poems before he died at the age of 25.

TB is a disease that can attack many parts of the body, but it usually starts in the lungs.

When was John Keats born and when did he die?

John Keats (October 31, 1795, London, England—February 23, 1821, Rome, Papal States [Italy]), an English Romantic lyric poet who committed his brief life to the perfecting of a poem characterised by vivid imagery, tremendous sensual appeal, and an endeavor to communicate a philosophy via ancient mythology. His family was well-to-do but impoverished by the French Revolution, which caused many European families to lose their wealth. He was educated at Enfield School in London and later attended Christ's College, Cambridge, where he read Classics and Law. Although he showed considerable talent as a poet, he never became financially independent and died at the age of 26 in Rome after having been imprisoned for debt.

Keats is regarded as one of the leading poets of the English language. His work exerted a great influence on other poets, such as William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge, and also on writers such as Charles Dickens and Virginia Woolf.

He was born on Halloween and died on Valentine's Day. His birthday is celebrated as National Poetry Day in Britain and America.

How and where did Keats die?

In Rome's "Non-Catholic Cemetery," a monument stone to the poet John Keats (1795–1821) may be seen. John Keats, one of England's most famous poets, died of TB at the age of 25 in early 1820, after traveling to Italy in quest of a better environment to help heal him. Upon his death, he was given full Catholic burial because that is where all great artists are buried. But before being taken to Rome for burial, his body was returned to London for public viewing and mourning.

Non-Catholic cemeteries were common in Europe at the time. They were usually located outside of cities, near rural areas where religious beliefs were less likely to be held by the living. Thus, many important people in history have been buried there: writers, artists, scientists, philosophers. Among them we find Elizabeth I, Christopher Columbus, Napoleon, and Ralph Waldo Emerson.

The cemetery where Keats is now buried was established by the Church in 1822. It is called "Santa Maria Maggiore" and it is not far from Piazza del Popolo in Rome. Today, it is home to many other bodies too: British, American, Italian. In fact, due to its large size, this cemetery was used as a mass burial site for victims of both world wars.

Keats' body was brought to Britain after lying in state for several weeks in Rome.

What disease did John Keats have?

Today is the anniversary of the death of John Keats, the Romantic poet who waxed on Grecian urns and nightingales. He was only 25 years old. The virus was assumed to have been received by John while caring for his terminally ill brother Tom, who died in 1819.

Although Keats's health had been fragile since childhood, when he was repeatedly hospitalized for illnesses that included tuberculosis and smallpox, it was another illness that finally proved fatal: consumption, or tuberculosis. This disease was then a common term used to describe any chronic pulmonary infection. It is an airborne disease spread through coughs and sneezes. People with weak immune systems are most at risk of developing it.

Keats is considered one of the three great English poets of the Romantic era along with William Shakespeare and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. His work redefined what it meant to be a true poet. He is best known for his poems "Ode to a Nightingale" and "Eve of St. Agnes".

Born in 1795 into a wealthy family in London, Keats went to school in Edinburgh and Rome. When he returned to England, he fell victim to a series of health problems including fever, pain, and swelling in his legs. These symptoms were later diagnosed as leprosy. However convincing this diagnosis may have been at the time, there is no evidence to support it.

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