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William Thackeray

Person  Male  Born 18/7/1811  Died 23/12/1863

Categories: Literature, Seriously Famous

Countries: India

Novelist. Born Calcutta, full name William Makepeace Thackeray. 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.

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Bradbury & Evans

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Chiswick Square

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CI - 8 - Books

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Rules Restaurant 2

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Tom Cribb Public House

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