5 May 1816, John Keats first published poem appeared in The Examiner.
Keats love in life was Fanny Brawne. They were engaged, but Keats financial situation made it impossible for them to marry. In 1819 Keats produced a lot of his famous work. In 1820 he realised he had tuberculosis. He travelled to Italy, hoping that the climate would ease his condition but it did not help. He
died in February 1821, only 25 years old.
His work often received criticism during his lifetime, but his reputation grew after his death. His poetry is characterised by sensual imagery, most notably in the series of odes. Today his poems and letters are some of the most popular and most analysed in English literature.