Franklin, Eleanor (1795–1825)

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Franklin, Eleanor (1795–1825)

English poet. Name variations: Mrs. Eleanor Anne Franklin; Eleanor Anne Porden. Born Eleanor Anne Porden, July 1795; died Feb 22, 1825; m. John Franklin (explorer), 1823.

A poet and invalid, was a magnet to London's literary society; wrote the epic Coeur de Lion (1822); the following year, married the explorer John Franklin. Following her death, John Franklin married Jane (Griffin) Franklin.

See also Women in World History.

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