Moore, Thomas

► (1779-1852) Poeta y músico irlandés. Autor de Melodías irlandesas (1807-34).

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(28 may. 1779, Dublín, Irlanda–25 feb. 1852, Wiltshire, Inglaterra).

Poeta, satírico, compositor y cantante irlandés. Se graduó en el Trinity College y estudió derecho en Londres, donde se convirtió en cercano amigo de Lord Byron y Percy Bysshe Shelley. Sus colecciones Irish Melodies y National Airs (1807–34) se componen de 130 poemas originales adaptados a melodías folclóricas, entre ellos "The Minstrel Boy, "Believe Me, if All Those Endearing Young Charms y "The Last Rose of Summer. Estas canciones, interpretadas por Moore ante la aristocracia londinense, despertaron simpatía y apoyo para los nacionalistas irlandeses. Su reputación entre sus contemporáneos rivalizaba con las de Byron y de Walter Scott. Su poema Lalla Rookh (1817), una fantasía oriental romántica, se convirtió en el poema más traducido de su tiempo. En 1824, Byron le confió sus memorias, pero las quemó, presumiblemente para proteger a este. Más tarde publicó las biografías de Byron y de otros personajes, así como una Historia de Irlanda (1827).

Enciclopedia Universal. 2012.

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  • Moore, Thomas — Moore, Thomas, einer der berühmtesten neueren Dichter Englands, Sohn eines Kaufmanns, geb. am 28. Mai 1780 zu Dublin, widmete sich der Jurisprudenz, und ward dem literarischen Publikum zuerst 1808 durch seine Uebersetzung des Anakreon bekannt,… …   Damen Conversations Lexikon

  • Moore,Thomas — Moore, Thomas. 1779 1852. Irish romantic poet. Many of his nostalgic and patriotic lyrics, such as “The Minstrel Boy,” were set to traditional Irish tunes. * * * …   Universalium

  • Moore, Thomas — • Poet and biographer, b. 28 May, 1779, at Dublin, Ireland; d. 26 February, 1852, at Devizes, England Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Moore, Thomas — (1779 1852)    Ireland s national poet was born in Dublin, the son of a grocer and wine merchant. Educated at Trinity College, Dublin, he studied law in London. Appointed admiralty registrar at Bermuda in 1803, he left his deputy in charge and… …   British and Irish poets

  • Moore, Thomas — born May 28, 1779, Dublin, Ire. died Feb. 25, 1852, Wiltshire, Eng. Irish poet, satirist, composer, and singer. Moore graduated from Trinity College and studied law in London, where he became a close friend of Lord Byron and Percy Bysshe Shelley …   Universalium

  • Moore, Thomas — (1779 1852)    Poet, b. in Dublin, s. of a grocer and wine merchant in a small way, was ed. at Trinity Coll., after which he went to London, and studied law at the Middle Temple, 1799. He took with him a translation of Anacreon, which appeared,… …   Short biographical dictionary of English literature

  • MOORE, THOMAS —    the Bard of Erin, born in Dublin, the son of a grocer, studied at Trinity College; went to London with a translation of Anacreon, which gained him favour and a valuable appointment in the Bermudas in 1803; fought a duel with Jeffrey in 1806,… …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Thomas Moore — (* 28. Mai 1779 in Dublin; † 25. Februar 1852 in Slopertone Cottage bei Bromham, Wiltshire, England) war ein irischer Dichter, Schriftsteller, Übersetzer und Balladen Sänger …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Thomas Moore —     Thomas Moore     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Thomas Moore     Poet and biographer, b. 28 May, 1779, at Dublin, Ireland; d. 26 February, 1852, at Devizes, England. His father was a grocer till 1806 when he was appointed barrack master at Dublin …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Thomas Moore — Thomas Moore. Thomas Moore (Dublín, 28 de mayo de 1779 Sloperton, 25 de febrero de 1852) fue un poeta romántico irlandés, recordado sobre todo por la letra de The Last Rose of Summer. Nacido en la esquina de la calle Aungier en Dublín (Irlanda),… …   Wikipedia Español

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