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Leigh Hunt

Person  Male  Born 19/10/1784  Died 28/8/1859

Categories: Literature, Poetry

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'.

Died at the home of his friend Charles Reynell in Putney High Street, where he had gone for a change of air.

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Leigh Hunt - N14 - birth

Leigh Hunt, poet. Born on October 19th 1784 in a house on this site. Died 185...

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Leigh Hunt - NW3

Leigh Hunt, poet, lived in a cottage on this site, 1816 - 21.

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Leigh Hunt - SW3

LCC Leigh Hunt, 1784 - 1859, essayist & poet, lived here.

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Leigh Hunt - W6

This plaque is in the same style as one for Marcus Garvey, both located in th...

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Rose and Crown, Wimbledon

The Rose and Crown - one of Wimbledon's oldest public houses, dating from the...

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