John Keats (October, 31, 1795, London – February, 23, 1821, Rome) was a famous English poet frequently reffered to as one of the most prominent representatives of Romantic movement in England. He was born to the family of Thomas Keats (1775-1804) who ran a fee-paying stables and Francis Keats nee Jennings (1775-1810). At the age of 15 he was left an orphan - his father died from an accident and his mother - from tuberculosis. His parents granted him nothing but weak health - throughout his whole life Keats was suffering from hereditary consumption. He couldn't afford himself to get a proper university education - he learned for a while medicine, then gave it up and committed himself completely to literature. He became acquainted with such authoritative writers as Godwin, Shelley, Heydon and others. His weak health was shuttered by his poverty, his unreciprocated feelings towards capricious beauty Fanny Brown and panning response of literary magazines (especially "Quarterly Review" and "Blackwood") on his literary debut - book of poems in 1817 and his first big poem "Endymion" in 1818. George Gordon Byron commented that Keats's life was "snuffed out by an article". During short period in 1818-1819 while living in Wales his health stabilized and it was a seminal time for Keats's writing. In 1820 he moved to Italy where died in 1821. Among his most famous works are such poems as "Hyperion", "Isabella", "St. Agnes Eve", "Lamia", numerous odes among them most significant being "Ode to Grecian Urn". Keats's poetry enriched English Romanticism with newborn ellinism cult, adoration of beauty and harmony of life. He was preoccupied in his writing with collisions and discrepancies of human soul, which theme connects him to fin-de-ciecle movement in English literarue and painting - pre-Raphaelites.