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William Makepeace Thackeray

Person  Male  Born 18/7/1811  Died 23/12/1863

Categories: Literature, Seriously Famous

Countries: India

Novelist. Born Calcutta. Best known for the novel: Vanity Fair. Died suddenly from a stroke after returning home to Onslow Square after dining out. He was found dead the next morning so the date of death is sometimes given as 24th. This was unexpected despite him being overweight, a big eater and an exercise-avoider. It was estimated that 7,000 people attended his funeral.

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William Makepeace Thackeray

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Bradbury & Evans

Oh, dear, what is happening to the City plaques? This one looks really cheap...

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CI - 8 - Books

This carving depicts the two Brontë sisters meeting Thackeray, but rather fai...

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Rules Restaurant 2

Rules®. London's oldest restaurant. In the year Napoleon opened his campaign ...

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Tom Cribb Public House

Tom Cribb Tom Cribb was the British bare-knuckle boxing champion between 1809...

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William Thackeray - SW7

William Makepeace Thackeray, (1811-1863), novelist, lived here, 1854-1862. L....

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