Thomas Chatterton
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Born in Bristol, Bristol
Born on 20th of November 1752
Died on 24th of August 1770

Born 1752. Died 1770 - English poet.

Wrote and published pseudo-archaic poems claiming to be of work of a 15th century monk, Thomas Rowley. Exposed as forgeries but considered to show genuine talent, became romantic hero to later poets.

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