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William Combe
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Born in Bristol, Bristol
Born in 1741
Died on 19th of June 1823

Born 1741. Died 1823 - English writer and adventurer.

Illegitimate son of wealthy London alderman. Inherited a fortune and lived life of adventurer frequently time in debtorsí jails. Best known for this three verse satires on popular travel books.

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