John Keats

John Keats was born in Moorgate, London in 1795. In 1810 Keats's mother died of tuberculosis. In 1810 Keats's mother died of tuberculosis. The following year Keats was apprenticed to the surgeon Thomas Hammond. Keats's brother, Tom, soon developed tuberculosis, dying in 1818. Keats moved again to live with his friend, Charles Armitage Brown, in Hampstead. Over the next three years Keats wrote all his major poems in an extraordinary burst of creative activity. In 1820 he developed tuberculosis and soon left London for Italy. He took lodgings on the Piazza di Spagna, in Rome, but his health rapidly deteriorated and he died in February 1821. He is buried in the Protestant Cemetery in Rome.