Person    | Male  Born 1659  Died 24/4/1731

Daniel Defoe

Novelist. Born in the parish of Cripplegate, as Daniel Foe, adding the "de" latter, for effect. Published "Robinson Crusoe" in 1719, considered by some to be the first novel in English. His grave with monument is in Bunhill Fields.

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Daniel Defoe

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Daniel Defoe

LCC Daniel Defoe (1661 - 1731) lived in a house on this site.

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Wyndham Lewis

Wyndham Lewis

Artist and writer. Born Percy Wyndham Lewis but he didn't like the Percy and dropped it. He was born in his wealthy American father's yacht off Amherst, Nova Scotia, to a British mother who left he...

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Anne Brontë

Anne Brontë

Novelist and poet.  Born Yorkshire.  Youngest member of the Bonte literary family.  Novels: 'Agnes Grey', 'Tenant of Wildfell Hall'.  See Charlotte Brontë for more.

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George Meredith

George Meredith

Novelist and poet. Born at 73 High Street, Portsmouth, Hampshire. As a writer of novels and poems, his income was uncertain and he supplemented it as a publisher's reader. In this capacity he befri...

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1 memorial
John Walker

John Walker

Author of the Pronouncing Dictionary.  Actor then teacher. Published "Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, Rules Addressed to Citizens of Scotland, Ireland and London" in 1791. Friends with Dr. Johnson...

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Henry Watson Fowler

Henry Watson Fowler

Lexicographer, grammarian and schoolteacher. Born at Tonbridge, Kent. He taught at Fettes College in Edinburgh and Sedbergh School in Yorkshire. Best remembered for 'A Dictionary of Modern English ...

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2 memorials