John Milton was born on 9 December 1608.  Today is his 407th anniversary.

His 400th Anniversary Celebrations were organised by Christ’s College, Cambridge, where he studied.

The record of the year of celebrations organised in 2008 is available at:

(c) Milton's Cottage; Supplied by The Public Catalogue Foundation

A painting of John Milton held at Milton’s Cottage attributed to Sir Godfrey Kneller (1690).