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Polidori, John Williamlocked

(1795–1821)
  • Nigel Leask

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Polidori, John William (1795–1821), physician and writer, was born in London on 7 September 1795, the eldest son of eight children born to the immigrant Italian writer Gaetano Polidori (1764–1853) and his English wife, Anna Maria Pierce (d. 1853). Gaetano had served as secretary to the tragedian ...

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