Biography for Paradise Lost

Penguin Putnam
John Milton was born in London on December 9, 1608, and studied at the University of Cambridge. He originally planned to become a clergyman, but abandoned those ambitions to become a poet. Political in his writings, he served a government post during the time of the Commonwealth. In 1651, he went completely blind but he continued to write, finishingParadise Lost in 1667, and Paradise Regained in 1671. He died in 1674.