P. B. Shelley
In mid 1821 news of the death of Keats in Rome produced the great
elegy Adonais. In April 1822 he moved his household to an isolated
house on the bay of Lerici. He was drowned in July 1822 in his small
boat the “Ariel” along with two others, whilst returning from a visit to
Byron and Leigh Hunt at Livorno. The circumstances of the shipwreck
are shrouded in mystery and some people have suggested that
Shelley’s failure to save himself was intentionally suicidal.