Dr John William Polidori
(1795-1821)

Died aged c. 26

John William Polidori (7 September 1795 – 24 August 1821) was an English writer and physician. He is known for his associations with the Romantic movement and credited by some as the creator of the vampire genre of fantasy fiction. His most successful work was the short story "The Vampyre" (1819), the first published modern vampire story. Although originally and erroneously accredited to Lord Byron, both Byron and Polidori affirmed that the story is Polidori's.

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physician of George Gordon Byron

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John William Polidori 1795-1821 poet and novelist, author of 'The Vampyre' born and died here

38 Great Pulteney Street, London, United Kingdom where he lived and died (1821)