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Born: February 8, 1577

Died: January 25, 1640 (aged 62)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Writer

Bio: Robert Burton was an English scholar at Oxford University, whose chief claim to fame is for writing The Anatomy of Melancholy.

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Water to water, ark again to ark, From woman back to woman: So each new victim treads unfalteringly The never altered circuit of his fate, Bringing twelve peers as witness Both to this starry rise and starry fall.

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