Thomas Chatterton

''[[The Death of Chatterton]]'', 1856, by [[Henry Wallis]] Thomas Chatterton (20 November 1752 – 24 August 1770) was an English poet whose precocious talents ended in suicide at age 17. He was an influence on Romantic artists of the period such as Shelley, Keats, Wordsworth and Coleridge.

Although fatherless and raised in poverty, he was an exceptionally studious child, publishing mature work by the age of 11. He was able to pass off his work as that of an imaginary 15th-century poet called Thomas Rowley, chiefly because few people at the time were familiar with medieval poetry, though he was denounced by Horace Walpole.

At 17, he sought outlets for his political writings in London, having impressed the Lord Mayor, William Beckford, and the radical leader John Wilkes, but his earnings were not enough to keep him, and he poisoned himself in despair. His unusual life and death attracted much interest among the romantic poets, and Alfred de Vigny wrote a play about him that is still performed today. The oil painting ''The Death of Chatterton'' by Pre-Raphaelite artist Henry Wallis has enjoyed lasting fame. Provided by Wikipedia
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1971
...Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770. Complete works of Thomas Chatterton: a bicentenary edition....
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1970
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1905
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1971
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1972
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1878
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1907
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1890
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1794
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1969
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1777
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1794
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1810
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1880
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1898
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1778
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by Chatterton, Thomas, 1752-1770.
Published 1784
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