Beckford, William Thomas
Born: Oct 01, 1760 AD
Died: 1844 AD, at 83 years of age.
1760 - Born on the 1st of October in Fonthill, Wiltshire England.
1771 - At the age of eleven young Beckford inherited a princely fortune from his father.
1782 - He travelled in Italy.
1783 - He wrote a book on the subject Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents.
1783 - He married Lady Margaret Gordon and spent his brief married life in Switzerland.
1784 - He became UK Member of Parliament.
1786 - His best-known work, the Gothic novel Vathek.
- He was scandalized with the newspaper publication of letters, which indicated a homosexual.
- Wrote a book on the subject Dreams, Waking Thoughts and Incidents.
1786 - Travelled in Spain and Portugal, and wrote his Portuguese Letters, which rank with his best work.
- His best-known work, the Gothic novel Vathek.
1793 - He visited Portugal, where he lived for a while. Beckford's fame, however, rests nearly as much upon his eccentric extravagances as a builder and collector as upon his literary efforts.
1806-1820 - He served as UK Member of Parliament.
1844 - Died on the 2nd of May in Landsdowne Hill, England.
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