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Poet Thomas Campbell died - On this day in history

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On 15 June 1844, Glasgow-born poet Thomas Campbell died in France at the age of 66. Campbell was a poet who specialised in patriotic and sentimental verses, including The Pleasures of Hope, Ye Mariners of England and The Soldier's Dream. He was also one of the co-founders of the University of London, which aimed to admit students unable to study at Oxford or Cambridge universities for financial or religious reasons.

Campbell outlived his wife and one of his two sons, and is buried in Poet's Corner in Westminster Abbey.

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