Alexander Pope, 18th-century English poet best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer

“For Fools rush in where Angels fear to tread. ”

Alexander Pope (May 21, 1688 – May 30, 1744) was an 18th-century English poet. He is best known for his satirical verse, as well as for his translation of Homer. Famous for his use of the heroic couplet, he is the second-most frequently quoted writer in The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations after Shakespeare.

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