Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Death: 25th July 1834
Location: St Michael's Church, Highgate, London, England
Cause of death: Heart failure
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English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He is probably best known for his poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan
Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from bouts of anxiety and depression. He also suffered from poor health that may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these concerns with laudanum, which fostered a lifelong opium addiction. He died as a result of heart failure compounded by an unknown lung disorder, possibly linked to his use of opium.