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Horace Walpole

Male 1717 - 1797  (79 years)

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  1. 1.  Horace Walpole was born on 24 Sep 1717 in Picadilly, Westminster, Middlesex, England; died on 2 Mar 1797 in Berkeley Square, Westminster, Middlesex, England; was buried on 13 Mar 1797 in Houghton, Norfolk, England.


    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.