John Milton
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John Milton

English epic poet


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John Milton was an English poet and intellectual who served as a civil servant for the Commonwealth of England under its Council of State and later under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost , written in blank verse, and widely considered to be one of the greatest works of literature ever written.

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