Sir Philip Sidney (nov 30, 1554 – oct 17, 1586)
Diplomat, soldier (died of wound in the Netherlands)
1. knighted in 1581
2. works published postmortem
3. used both the Italian form of the sonnet and the modified form which became the normal Elizabethan pattern.
Works: "Astrophel and Stella", "The Defence of Poesie" in which he argued that poetry had a higher moral value than history and philosophy
Added to timeline:
Anthology of English Verse
created just for personal overview, not finished or complete...