Robert Frost was a poet and a playwright whose plain-spoken works about rural life in 20th-century America – particularly New England, which he held dear – have been read by millions on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean.

Frost was born in San Francisco, California on March 26, 1874, but Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire were to become his home.

Britannica lists "The Gift Outright," "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening," "Birches," "Mending Wall," "The Road Not Taken" and "Nothing Gold Can Stay" as among Frost's most notable poems.

Frost is the only poet to receive four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry. He was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy.

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A descendant of early settlers to New England from England and Scotland, Frost attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire and Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, but earned a degree from neither school.

Frost married Elinor Miriam White, a classmate at Dartmouth, in 1895 and they remained together until she died in 1938. The couple had six children.

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Frost had several homes in New England, including the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, a museum.

There were homes in South Shaftsbury and Ripton, Vermont, and in Massachusetts, Frost lived in Boston, Cambridge, Lawrence, and Amherst.

From 1961 to 1963, Robert Frost was Vermont's first Poet Laureate.

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In 1940, Frost bought a five-acre plot in South Miami, Florida, where, according to the 1995 book Frost in Florida: A Memoir by Helen Muir, he spent winters for the rest of his life.

Robert Frost died on January 29, 1963, in Boston. He was 88.

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