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Born: November 24, 1713

Died: March 18, 1768 (aged 54)

Nationality: Irish

Occupation: Novelist, clergyman

Bio: Laurence Sterne was an Anglo-Irish novelist and an Anglican clergyman. He is best known for his novels The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman, and A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy; but he also published many sermons, wrote memoirs, and was involved in local politics. Sterne died in London after years of fighting consumption.

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