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Burton, Robert

Born: 1577 AD
Died: 1640 AD, at 62 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Clergymen


1577 - Born at Lindley, Leicestershire on the 8th of February.

1616 - He was appointed vicar of St. Thomas Church in Oxford.

1621 - The work, published under the pseudonym Democritus Junior.


1630 - He was also made the rector of Segrave, Leicester.

         - He wrote The Anatomy of Melancholy largely to write himself out of being a lifelong sufferer from depression.

1640 - Died on the 25th of January.


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