J. M. W. Turner
Person Born 23/4/1775 Died 19/12/1851
Born (on St George's Day) in Covent Garden. Even as he became successful he refused to modify his working-class accent. Lived alone with his father. Had few friends, two mistresses but never married. Died at his Chelsea home, his last words being "the sun is God". Buried in St Paul's Cathedral.