Dániel Berzsenyi was a Hungarian poet who lived 1776 - 1836, and to whom I was introduced during my Hungarian Lit class. He was a bit of a rebel at school, had a hard time kowtowing to the discipline and rules, so he constantly interrupted and never really finished his studies.
However, he read a lot of books, and was especially influenced by Horace.
His father didn’t like his attitude towards school, so the two never got along well, which prompted Dániel to marry a farmer’s daughter, Zsuzsanna, and move with her to her farm to escape his father.
His existence was a constant conflict between his life as a common farm-owner with a boring wife who had to support himself, and his literary ambitions and desire to be a part of the literary world of Hungary.
He wrote epistles to some of the great literary figures of the time, including a poetess who was a relative of his wife. The poetess, Judit, was educated and intelligent, the polar opposite of what his wife represented. My professor says he may have had at least a major intellectual crush on her - he exalted her in his writing. They exchanged epistles, and apparently some of them have erotic undertones.
Anyway, his poetry is also cute, he references ancient poets and deities a lot, and is sentimental, if rather pessimistic. Recurring themes in his works is the passing of time, the transience of youth, the importance of being well-read and educated, carpe diem etc.
And he had interesting facial hair.