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Mark Twain

Person   Born 30/11/1835 Died 21/4/1910

Categories: Humour, Literature, Seriously Famous

Countries: USA

American writer. Born as Samuel Langhorne Clemens in Florida, a small village in Missouri; it was small then and is now non-existent.  Wrote Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Adventures of Tom Sawyer. Also known for his quotes, for example: "I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way." and "I have a higher and grander standard of principle than George Washington. He could not lie; I can, but I won't." He claimed that his pen name comes from the Mississippi boatman's cry meaning two fathoms, a safe depth for a boat.  In London in 1900 he was in the inaugural train on the Central Line and opened the Kensal Rise library.  Died Connecticut.

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Mark Twain

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45947

Mark Twain - SW3

London County Council Samuel L. Clemens "Mark Twain", 1835 - 1910, American w...

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45343

Wine Office Court

The Rhymers' Club is not specifically mentioned on the plaque but Ye Olde Che...

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