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Leigh Hunt

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

Categories: Poetry, Literature

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

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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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Shepherd's Bush Library - Hunt and Keene

The presence of this memorial here is explained by Teacher Trail 8: Hunt "liv...

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