Richard Savage
(1697-1743)

Died aged c. 46

Richard Savage (c. 1697 – 1 August 1743) was an English poet. He is best known as the subject of Samuel Johnson's Life of Savage, (originally published anonymously in 1744), on which is based one of the most elaborate of Johnson's Lives of the English Poets.

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Site of Newgate Jail Francis Greenway - Father of Australian Architecture imprisoned here in 1812. Richard Savage - Poet & Playwright died here in 1743

Broadweir, Bristol, United Kingdom where they died (1743)