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William Brodie
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Born in Edinburgh, Edinburgh and the Lothians
Born on 28th of September 1741
Died on 1st of October 1788

Born 1741. Died 1788 - Scottish cabinetmaker and burglar.


Known as Deacon Brodie. Son of wealthy carpenter and cabinetmaker, followed his fatherís business. Financial pressure led him to burgling homes of his acquaintances. Unsuccessful attempt to break into Excise Office of Scotland, fled to Holland in 1788. Brought back to Edinburgh and hanged on gallows he had designed.

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