Person    | Male  Born 17/10/1727  Died 26/12/1797

John Wilkes

A champion of English freedom, establishing the campaigning newspaper "The North Briton". In his 1754 'Essay on Woman' he wrote:

'Life can little more supply
than just a few good fucks and then we die.'

Despite this ditty (or because of?) he became MP for Middlesex in 1757 and Lord Mayor in 1774.

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John Wilkes

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