Rupert Brooke Net Worth

Rupert Brooke was born on August 03, 1887 in Rugby, British, is Poet. Rupert Brooke was an English poet who is widely known for his poem ‘The Soldier’, which was a part of five war sonnets. His father was William Parker Brooke, a Rugby schoolmaster at the Rugby School and his mother was Ruth Mary Brooke. He passed out from his father’s school and then went to King’s College, Cambridge. Already blessed with boyish good looks, he proved to be highly intellectual and extremely athletic and became quite known in the college. While, and after studying, he established friendships with contemporaries and became a part of numerous literary groups including the Bloomsbury group, the Georgian Poets and the Dymock Poets. On the other hand his love life remained in tandem with his social life and he had affairs with several women. While writing his poems he eschewed from Victorianism; poems from the early part of his career revolved around love which gradually developed into love for the country as his short career unfolded. He volunteered for service in the First World War, but hardly saw any action in Antwerp. He soon started suffering from war-time illnesses and developed sepsis from an infected mosquito bite. His health declined considerably and the young and charming literary genius bid adieu to the world at the age of 27
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Age, Biography and Wiki

Who is it? Poet
Birth Day August 03, 1887
Birth Place Rugby, British
Died On 23 April 1915(1915-04-23) (aged 27)\nSkyros, Greece
Birth Sign Virgo
Cause of death Sepsis
Resting place Skyros, Greece
Education Rugby School, King's College, University of Cambridge (fellow)
Occupation Poet
Employer Sidgwick and Jackson (publisher)

💰 Net worth: Under Review

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Famous Quotes:

I sat with Rupert. At 4 o’clock he became weaker, and at 4.46 he died, with the sun shining all round his cabin, and the cool sea-breeze blowing through the door and the shaded windows. No one could have wished for a quieter or a calmer end than in that lovely bay, shielded by the mountains and fragrant with sage and thyme.



Brooke was born at 5 Hillmorton Road, Rugby, Warwickshire, the second of the three sons of william Parker Brooke, a schoolmaster (teacher) at one of England's most prestigious schools, Rugby, and his wife Ruth Mary Brooke, née Cotterill. He attended preparatory (prep) school locally at Hillbrow, and then went on to Rugby itself. In 1905, he became friends with St. John Lucas, who thereafter became something of a mentor to him.


Brooke suffered a severe emotional crisis in 1912, caused by sexual confusion (he was bisexual) and jealousy, resulting in the breakdown of his long relationship with Ka Cox (Katherine Laird Cox). Brooke's paranoia that Lytton Strachey had schemed to destroy his relationship with Cox by encouraging her to see Henry Lamb precipitated his break with his Bloomsbury group friends and played a part in his nervous collapse and subsequent rehabilitation trips to Germany.


Brooke's accomplished poetry gained many enthusiasts and followers, and he was taken up by Edward Marsh, who brought him to the attention of Winston Churchill, then First Lord of the Admiralty. Brooke was commissioned into the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a temporary Sub-Lieutenant shortly after his 27th birthday and took part in the Royal Naval Division's Antwerp expedition in October 1914.


Brooke's surviving brother, 2nd Lt. william Alfred Cotterill Brooke, was a member of the 8th Battalion London Regiment (Post Office Rifles) and was killed in action near Le Rutoire Farm on 14 June 1915 aged 24. He is buried in Fosse 7 Military Cemetery (Quality Street), Mazingarbe, Pas de Calais, France. He had only joined the battalion on 25 May.


His grave remains there still, with monument erected by his friend Stanley Casson, poet and archaeologist, who in 1921 published Rupert Brooke and Skyros, a "quiet essay", illustrated with woodcuts by Phyllis Gardner Another friend and war poet, Patrick Shaw-Stewart, assisted at his hurried funeral.


On 11 November 1985, Brooke was among 16 First World War poets commemorated on a slate monument unveiled in Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey. The inscription on the stone was written by a fellow war poet, Wilfred Owen. It reads: "My subject is War, and the pity of War. The Poetry is in the pity."


The wooden cross that marked Brooke's grave on Skyros, which was painted and carved with his name, was removed when a permanent memorial was made there. His mother, Mary Ruth Brooke, had the cross brought to Rugby, to the family plot at Clifton Road Cemetery. Because of erosion in the open air, it was removed from the cemetery in 2008, and replaced by a more permanent marker. The Skyros cross is now at Rugby School with the memorials of other old Rugbeians.


American adventurer Richard Halliburton made preparations towards writing a biography of Brooke, meeting his mother and others who had known the poet, and corresponding widely and collecting copious notes, but he too died young, the manuscript unwritten. Halliburton's notes were used by Arthur Springer to write Red Wine of Youth—A Biography of Rupert Brooke (New York: Bobbs-Merrill, 1952).