Tobias Smollett

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Birthday
19, 1721
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 17, 1771 (50)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
19, 1721
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Sep 17, 1771 (50)

About

Eighteenth-century Scottish poet and picaresque novelist who famously wrote The Adventures of Peregrine Pickle. His other works include The Adventures of Roderick Random and The Adventures of Ferdinand Count Fathom.

Before Fame

He studied medicine at the University of Glasgow and subsequently worked in Jamaica as a surgeon.

Trivia

He considered A Complete History of England (written between 1757 and 1765) to be his most important work.

Family Life

He married Nancy Lascelles in 1747. The couple had one daughter.

Associated With

His work influenced the literary development of renowned author Charles Dickens.