Thomas De Quincey

Thomas De Quincey
1785 - 1859

Thomas De Quincey  British Writer


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British Writer Thomas De Quincey was born Thomas Penson De Quincey on 15th August, 1785 in Manchester, England and passed away on 8th Dec 1859 Edinburgh, Scotland aged 74. He is most remembered for Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). His zodiac sign is Leo.

Thomas De Quincey is a member of the following lists: English novelists, English journalists and Alumni of Brasenose College, Oxford.


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First Name Thomas
Middle Name De
Last Name Quincey
Full Name at Birth Thomas Penson De Quincey
Birthday 15th August, 1785
Birthplace Manchester, England
Died 8th December, 1859
Place of Death Edinburgh, Scotland
Cause of Death Disputed (possible due to complications from his addiction to opium)
Zodiac Sign Leo
Nationality British
Occupation Text Essayist, literary critic, poet, journalist, translator
Occupation Writer
Claim to Fame Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821)

Thomas Penson De Quincey (; 15 August 1785 – 8 December 1859) was an English essayist, best known for his Confessions of an English Opium-Eater (1821). Many scholars suggest that in publishing this work De Quincey inaugurated the tradition of addiction literature in the West.

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