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Thomas Dequincey

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Birthday
15, 1785
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 8, 1859 (74)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
15, 1785
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Dec 8, 1859 (74)

About

English essayist most well known for his work Confessions of an English Opium-Eater.

Before Fame

His mother pulled him out of school briefly because she was afraid his ego would become overinflated. He attended Oxford University at age fifteen.

Trivia

He also worked as a journalist for the Westmoreland Gazette and sometimes translated works from German to English.

Family Life

He had eight children with his wife, Margaret.

Associated With

He was an ardent admirer of the poet William Wordsworth.