Thomas Moore

1779 –

Thomas Moore was born in Dublin, Ireland, on May 28, 1779. The son of a wine merchant, he graduated from Trinity College in 1799 and went on to study law in London. A poet, satirist, and composer, Moore was the author of numerous long poems and volumes of poetry and prose, including Irish Melodies (1807-34), The Spirit of the Age (1825) and a biography of Lord Byron. He died on February 25, 1852.