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William Hazlitt
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Born in Maidstone, Kent
Born on 10th of April 1778
Died on 18th of September 1830

Born 1778. Died 1830 - English essayist.

Sent to London to study for the ministry but turned to painting and writing. Wrote essays on literary criticism and other subjects, often called the greatest English literary critic after Samuel Johnson. His best-known work is The Spirit of the Age (1825), a collection of portraits of his contemporaries. Died in poverty and is buried in St. Anne’s Churchyard, Soho, London.

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