|Birth Day||November 26, 1731|
|Age||288 YEARS OLD|
Eighteenth-century poet and hymn-writer whose works include Olney Hymns and John Gilpin.
He suffered from mental illness and was institutionalized for a time.
He translated Homer's Iliad and Odyssey from Greek to English.
His father, John Cowper, was a minister.
His poetry was praised by Samuel Taylor Coleridge.