Theodore Watts-Dunton

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Birthday
12, 1832
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 6, 1914 (81)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
12, 1832
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 6, 1914 (81)

About

A turn-of-the-century British literary critic and poet, he is best known for The Coming of Love, Christmas at the Mermaid, and Aylwin. His later works include Old Familiar Faces and Studies of Shakespeare.

Before Fame

He practiced law in London for many years and also worked for two decades as the poetry critic for the Athenaeum.

Trivia

He has been credited with saving the life and literary career of alcoholic poet Algernon Charles Swinburne.

Family Life

He was married to Clara Reich. He was buried in the West Norwood Cemetery in London.

Associated With

He was a literary contemporary and friend of Alfred Lord Tennyson.