BirthdaySeptember 24, 1717
BirthplaceLondon, UK

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  1. About Horace Walpole

    Full name: Horace Walpole
    Also known as: TheEarl of Orford, Orford, Horace Walpole, 4th Earl Of, The Earl of Orford
    Education: Eton College
    Professions: British politician and Baron
    Residence: Strawberry Hill, London
    Occupation: Author, politician

  2. Horace Walpole Death information

    Died: Thursday, 2nd of March, 1797 (Age: 79)

  3. Horace Walpole Biography

    Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (24 September 1717 – 2 March 1797) was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig politician.He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic style some decades before his Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest.He was the son of the first Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, a cousin to Admiral Lord Nelson's grandmother, and was equally known as Horace Walpole. As he was childless, his barony descended to his cousin of the same surname, who was created the new Earl of Orford.

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