William Wordsworth (1770-1850) in 1797 he moved with his sister Dorothy to Somerset to be near Coleridge, collaborating with him on Lyrical Ballads in 1798 (which included "Tintem Abbey")
From 1799 he lived in the Lake District, and later works include Poems in 1807 (including "Intimations of Immortality") and The Prelude (written by 1805, published in 1850). He was appointed poet laureate in 1843.
Born in Cockermouth, Cumbria, he was educated at Cambridge University. In 1791 he returned from a visit to France, having fallen in love with Marie-Anne Vallon; she gave birth to an illegitimate daughter.
In 1802 he married Mary Hutchinson. The Prelude was written to form part of the autobiographical work The Recluse, never completed.