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Horace Walpole

Male 1717 - 1797  (79 years)


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  • Name Horace Walpole 
    Born 24 Sep 1717  Picadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Mar 1797  Berkeley Square, Wesminster, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 13 Mar 1797  Houghton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I18112  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 21 Nov 2018 

    Father Robert Walpole,   b. 26 Aug 1676, Houghton, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1745, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Mother Catherine Shorter,   b. Abt 1682,   d. 20 Aug 1737, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years) 
    Married 30 Jul 1700  Knightsbridge Chapel, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Family ID F11064  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Christened Horatio Walpole, he was an antiquarian, an art historian, the author of the first Gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, and of letters of great social and historical interest, which have been published in 48 volumes by Yale University Press.

      MP for Callington, Cornwall, 1741-1754; for Castle Rising, Norfolk, 1754-1757; and for King's Lynn, Norfolk, 1757-1768. Earl of Orford from 1791 to his death.

  • Sources 
    1. [S2273] The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Oxford University Press, 2004-ongoing.

    2. [S47] The History of Parliament. Some citations point to entries from the printed volumes not yet added to the online site.