William Makepeace Thackeray
Person Male Born 18/7/1811 Died 23/12/1863
Novelist. Born Calcutta. Best known for the novel: Vanity Fair. Died suddenly from a stroke having returned home to Onslow Square after dining out. He was found dead the next morning so the date of death is sometimes given as 24th. This was apparently unexpected despite him being overweight, a big eater and an exercise-avoider. It was estimated that 7,000 people attended his funeral.