Back to top

British clergyman, poet, and founder of the Oxford Movement John Keble dies in southwest England.

Britain and British Affairs, iconic image
03/29/1866

The Reverend John Keble, the well-known British poet and church reformer, died in Bournemouth in southwest England as he attempted a recuperation from a long illness.  His "Assize Serman" in 1833 is largely credited with the beginning of the Oxfod Movement which reinvigourated the conservative wing of the Church of England.  He was seventy-three years old.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

"Keble, Rev. John," The American Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year 1866 (New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1873), 423.

Tabs

How to Cite This Page: "British clergyman, poet, and founder of the Oxford Movement John Keble dies in southwest England.," House Divided: The Civil War Research Engine at Dickinson College, http://hd.housedivided.dickinson.edu/node/45997.