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Smith, Horace

Born: 1779 AD
Died: 1849 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Satirists

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.