Person Born 19/10/1784 Died 28/8/1859
Poet. Born Southgate. Named 'James Henry Leigh Hunt' after the Duke of Chandos, James Henry Leigh, who was employing Hunt's father, a preacher, as tutor to his nephew at the time of Hunt's birth. Friend of Byron, Keats and Shelley. Dickens took Hunt as the model for Harold Skimpole in 'Bleak House'.