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Thomas Wainewright
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Born in Chiswick, London
Born on 0st of October 1794
Died on 17th of August 1847

Born 1794. Died 1847 - English art critic, painter, forger and alleged poisoner.

Wrote art criticisms and numerous articles. Poisoned his half-sister-in-law (who was fraudulently insured), his uncle, his mother-in-law and possible others. Transported to Tasmania for his forgery where he painted portraits. Died in Hobart Hospital.

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