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Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844–1889)

  1. Gene Edward Veith

Published Online: 25 NOV 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470670606.wbecc0673

The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization

How to Cite

Veith, G. E. 2011. Hopkins, Gerard Manley (1844–1889). The Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 NOV 2011


English poet, born in Stratford, Essex, on July 28, 1844. His father, Manley, ran an insurance company and was an amateur writer, publishing nonfiction and a volume of poetry. His mother, Kate, published a memoir of her life. Gerard was the oldest of eight children.


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