Samuel Parr

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Birthday
26, 1747
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 6, 1825 (78)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
26, 1747
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Mar 6, 1825 (78)

About

An English author and teacher, he was known during his lifetime for his Whig political views and for such politically-themed publications as Characters of Charles James Fox (1809).

Before Fame

He undertook studies in divinity at the University of Cambridge and, in 1776, became the headmaster at the Colchester Royal Grammar School.

Trivia

He received a law degree from the University of Cambridge in 1781, after abandoning his divinity studies.

Family Life

His father, a physician, was unsuccessful in his attempts to convince the young Samuel Parr to pursue a career in medicine.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow English Whig Party member, Edmund Burke.