Alexander, Cecil Frances
Mrs Alexander (1823-1895) was born in County Wicklow, Ireland, and was writing poetry from a young age. She became famous for her hymns, especially hymns for children. Her works include "There is a green hill far away", "All things bright and beautiful" and a translation of "Saint Patrick's breastplate".
In 1850, she married a fellow poet, William Alexander, who became Bishop of Derry, and Archbishop of Armagh.