• Born date: 1812-05-12
  • Born in: Middlesex
  • Death date: 1888-01-29
  • Death in: Kingdom of italy
Edward Lear

Edward Lear (12 or 13 May 1812 – 29 January 1888) was an English artist, illustrator, author and poet, and is known now mostly for his literary nonsense in poetry and prose and especially his limericks, a form he popularised.