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John William Polidori

Overview page. Subjects: Literature — Modern History (1700 to 1945).


Physician and writer. The son of an Italian translator, he was educated at Ampleforth before taking an Edinburgh medical degree at the age of 19. In 1816 he was ...


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Polidori, John William (1795–1821)

in An Oxford Companion to the Romantic Age

January 1999; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700). 588 words.


liberal essayist, *physician, author of the *Gothic novel The Vampyre (1819). Polidori was