Percy Bysshe Shelley

1792 (Horsham, England) – 1822 (Livorno, Italy)

Southey was a Lakeland neighbour, though Shelley later took against him. Godwin refused to speak with him after he eloped with his (and Mary Wollstonecraft’s) daughter Mary, though they had been friends with shared libertarian ideals. Leigh Hunt introduced Keats to Shelley; Hazlitt was another member of the same London literary circle, and Peacock a friend and neighbour of Shelley in Marlow. Byron and he became close influences on each other when they lived as neighbours on Lake Geneva. When Keats died, Shelley wrote the elegy ‘Adonais’, while he himself drowned in Italy, returning from a visit to Leigh Hunt.