On February 23, 1821, British poet John Keats died in Rome, Italy. Keats had a tragically short life; yet even though he died so young the beauty that shines through his work is remarkable by any standards. He was born on the October 31, 1795, in Moorgate, London, England. His father was the principal servant at the Swan and Hoop stables, who married the daughter of his master. His mother appears to have been a tall, bright young woman fond of the pleasures of this life. There were four children, John being the oldest, born prematurely at seven months. By the age of twelve, John Keats had lost both of his parents. There was some money left for the four children and John was sent to a school at Enfield. There he showed a keen interest in Greek mythology, and this can be seen in some of his later work.
Its loveliness increases; it will never
Pass into nothingness; .....".