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William Herbert

Born in January 12, 1778 / Died in May 28, 1847 / United Kingdom / English

William Herbert poet from United Kingdom was born on January 12, 1778, had 69 years and died on May 28, 1847. Poems were written mainly in English language. Dominant movement is theology.


The Hon. William Herbert was a British botanist, botanical illustrator, poet, and clergyman. He served as a Member of Parliament for Hampshire from 1806 to 1807, and for Cricklade from 1811 to 1812.

He was the third son and fifth child of Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon, by Lady Elizabeth Alicia Maria, eldest daughter of Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont. He was born on 12 January 1778, and was educated at Eton College. On 16 July 1795 Herbert matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, but soon migrated to Exeter College, where he graduated B.A. on 6 June 1798. Subsequently moving to Merton College, he proceeded M.A. 23 November 1802, B.C.L. 27 May 1808, D.C.L. 2 June 1808, and B.D. 25 June 1840.

In a political career, he was elected M.P. for Hampshire in 1806, and for Cricklade in 1811, and also seems to have practised at the bar. But soon after retiring from parliament in 1812 he changed his plans. In 1814 he was ordained, and was nominated to the rectory of Spofforth in the West Riding of Yorkshire. He left Spofforth in 1840 on his promotion to Dean of Manchester.

Herbert died suddenly at his house in Hereford Street, Park Lane, London, on Friday, 28 May 1847.