John Milton

When was he born and where did he live.

John Milton was born on December 9, 1608. He lived in Bread Streeet, London most of his life.

John Milton wrote about 118 poems in his lifetime. This is one of them.

On Time.  Fly envious Time, till thou run out thy race,Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours,Whose speed is but the heavy Plummets pace;And glut thy self with what thy womb devours,Which is no more then what is false and vain,And meerly mortal dross;So little is our loss,So little is thy gain.For when as each thing bad thou hast entomb'd,10And last of all thy greedy self consum'd,Then long Eternity shall greet our blissWith an individual kiss;And Joy shall overtake us as a flood,When every thing that is sincerely goodAnd perfectly divine,With Truth, and Peace, and Love shall ever shineAbout the supreme ThroneOf him, t' whose happy-making sight alone,When once our heav'nly-guided soul shall clime,20Then all this Earthy grosnes quit,Attir'd with Stars, we shall for ever sit,  Triumphing over Death, and Chance, and thee O Time.   Ly envious Time, till thou run out thy race,Call on the lazy leaden-stepping hours,Whose speed is but the heavy Plummets pace;And glut thy self with what thy womb devours,Which is no more then what is false and vain,And meerly mortal dross;So little is our loss,So little is thy gain.For when as each thing bad thou hast entomb'd,10And last of all thy greedy self consum'd,Then long Eternity shall greet our blissWith an individual kiss;And Joy shall overtake us as a flood,When every thing that is sincerely goodAnd perfectly divine,With Truth, and Peace, and Love shall ever shineAbout the supreme ThroneOf him, t' whose happy-making sight alone,When once our heav'nly-guided soul shall clime,20Then all this Earthy grosnes quit,Attir'd with Stars, we shall for ever sit,  Triumphing over Death, and Chance, and thee O Time.  

He was famous for.

John Milton is best known for paradise lost, It is widely regarded as the greatest epic poem in English

Two interesting facts

1. John got his education at St. Paul's school, Christ's college, cambridge 2. John's eyesight had always been weak, and it deteriorated rapidly from his mid thirtie's onwards. By 1952 he was completly blind.

John died

John died November 8, 1674. He would be 405 years old today.