Person    | Male  Born 12/10/1832  Died 6/6/1914

Theodore Watts-Dunton

Categories: Poetry

Writer and poet. Born at St Ives in the former county of Huntingdonshire as Walter Theodore Watts. He later added his mother's maiden surname. He had a particular interest in gypsy lore and published several poems on the theme. A good friend of Dante Gabriel Rossetti in his declining years and also of Swinburne whom he got to give up drinking and adopt a regular living routine. However, he came in for criticism that he had stifled Swinburne's creativity. Died at his home, The Pines, 11 Putney Hill.

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Theodore Watts-Dunton

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