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Born: May 12, 1812

Died: January 29, 1888 (aged 75)

Nationality: English

Occupation: Artist, illustrator, writer

Bio: Edward Lear was a British artist, illustrator, author, and poet, renowned today primarily for his literary nonsense, in poetry and prose, and especially his limericks, a form that he popularised. From childhood he suffered ill health, including epilepsy, of which he was ashamed, and depression. He travelled widely over much of his life before settling in Sanremo.

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