Horace Walpole Quote
Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHorace Walpole
Born: September 24, 1717
Died: March 2, 1797 (age 79)
Occupation: Author, politician
Bio: Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician. He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto.
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