[[Ofbyld:SamuelTaylorColeridge.jpg|thumb|Samuel Taylor Coleridge]]
'''Samuel Taylor Coleridge ''' ([[Ottery St Mary]], [[Devon]]shire, [[21 oktober]] [] – [[Highgate (wyk)|Highgate]], [[Londen]], [[25 july]] []) wie in [[Feriene Keninkryk|Ingelsk]] [[Romantyk|Romantysk]] dichter, literêr kritikus en filosoof, dy't mei syn freon [[William Wordsworth]] de [[Romantyk|Romantyske beweging]] yn Ingelân stifte. Hy wurdt rekkene ta de saneamde [[Lake Poets]] en is faaks it meast ferneamd fan de gedichten ''The Rime of the Ancient Mariner'' en ''Kubla Khan'',
as well as for his major prose work ''Biographia Literaria''. His critical work, especially on [[William Shakespeare]], was highly influential, and he helped introduce [[Dútsk idealisme|Dútske idealistyske]] filosofy to English-speaking culture. He was a major influence, via [[Ralph Waldo Emerson|Emerson]], on American [[ transcendentalism]].
Throughout his adult life, Coleridge suffered from crippling bouts of anxiety and depression; it has been speculated by some that he suffered from [[ bipolar disorder]], a condition as yet unidentified during his lifetime.<ref>Jamison, Kay Redfield. ''Touched with Fire: Manic-Depressive Illness and the Artistic Temperament.'' Free Press (1994.), 219–224.</ref> Coleridge suffered from poor health that may have stemmed from a bout of rheumatic fever and other childhood illnesses. He was treated for these concerns with [[laudanum]], which fostered a lifelong [[opium]] addiction.
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