Matthew Arnold (24 December 1822 – 15 April 1888) was an English poet and culture critic who worked as an inspector of schools. He was the son of Thomas Arnold, the eminent headmaster of the rugby school, and the brother of Tom Arnold, the literary professor, and William Delafield Arnold, the novelist and colonial administrator. Matthew Arnold was identified as an age-old writer, a type of writer who disciplines and directs the reader on contemporary social issues. He was also a school inspector for thirty-five years and supported the idea of state-controlled secondary education.
Matthew Arnold – Short Biography
|Birth Name||Matthew Arnold|
|Born||December 24, 1822|
|Birth Place||Laleham, Staines-upon-Thames, United Kingdom|
|Education||Rugby School in 1828. Matthew entered Rugby (1837) and then attended Oxford as a scholar of Balliol College|
|Occupation||poet, novelist, and essayist|
|Parents||Thomas Arnold and Mary Penrose|
|TV shows||Video Game High School|
|Notable Awards||National Medal of Arts (2014)|
|Notable works||“Dover Beach”, “The Scholar-Gipsy”, “Thyrsis”, Culture and Anarchy, Literature and Dogma|
|Genre||Poetry; literary, social, and religious criticism|
|Poems||Dover Beach, The Scholar Gipsy, Thyrsis, MORE|
|Died||April 15, 1888|
|Place of death||Liverpool|
Arnold died suddenly at the age of 18 when he ran to meet Hart Failu on a train to take him to the Liverpool landing stage to see his daughter, who had come from America where he had left after marrying an American. His wife died in June 1971.