Milton was one of the foremost literary figures of the world. Although
became blind at the age of forty five, his 'Paradise lost' stirred the
of the lovers of poetry.
Milton was born in
1608 in London. His
father was a composer and mother was known for her charities. He
early education at home under private tutors. Milton was a great lover
reader of books. After his M.A. degree, Milton went to ltaly. In 1639,
settled down in London, where he set up a school. Then he wrote several
tracts for the cause of religious and civil liberties, from 1641-1660.
Milton had an inner urge for writing. In
1628 only, he wrote the earliest of his English poems. He wrote several
treatises on marriage and divorce, as he himself had faced divorce from
first wife which pained him and left a scar on his mind. In 1649,
treatise but of political nature, 'The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates'