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Smith, Horace (Horatio Smith)

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Born: 1779 AD
Died: 1849 AD, at 69 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Satirists

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1779 - Smith was born in London on December 31, 1779.

 

1799 - Smith was educated at Chigwell School.

 

1812 - He and his brother James produced a popular literary parody connected to the Drury Lane Theatre which was burnt down by fire. The managers offered a prize of 50 pounds for each address to be recited.

 

1818 - Smith became a stockbroker and helped managed Shelley's finances.

 

1826-1830 - Smith became rich by being a stockbroker, Horace produced a series of historical novels namely: Brambletye House, Tor Hill, Reuben Apsley, Zillah, The New Forest, Walter Colylon.

 

1849 - Smith died at Tunbridge Wells on July 12, 1849.


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