Robinson, Henry Crabb

BORN 13 May 1775, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk - DIED 5 Feb 1867, London
GRAVE LOCATION London: Highgate Cemetery East, Swain's Lane, Highgate

Henry Crabb Robinson studied in Germany between 1800 and 1805. During that time he met people like Goethe, Schiller, Herder and Wieland. He was a war correspondent for The Times in Altona and during the war in the Peninsula he worked in Galicia. In 1809 he returned to London and in 1813 he was called to the bar, becoming the leader of the Eastern circuit.

In 1828 he retired and he became a popular society figure afterwards. In 1829 he became a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. His diaries describe his friendships with Blake, Coleridge and Wordsworth. He wrote essays on Blake and Swinburne. He died in London in 1867 and his diaries were published in 1869.

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• met Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von
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• met Schiller, Friedrich von
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The grave of Henry Crabb Robinson at Highgate Cemetery East, London.
Picture by Androom (28 Mar 2016)


Highgate Cemetery (East), Friends of Highgate Cemetery
Henry Crabb Robinson - Wikipedia

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Published: 14 Jan 2017
Last update: 20 Apr 2022