Coleridge, Samuel Taylor. Poet, essayist, and dramatist. Born in Devonshire, England, in 1772. Coleridge was sent to Christ's Hospital, and subsequently studied at Cambridge where, in 1792, he obtained the prize for the best Greek ode. His works are many, and are generally distinguished by benevolence and piety. His "Sibylline Leaves" and "Biographia Literaria" found many admirers, and several of Coleridge's poems were deemed beautiful. Died 1834.