Dr John William Polidori

Died aged c. 26

John William Polidori (7 September 1795 – 24 August 1821) was a British 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 the story was at first erroneously credited to Lord Byron, both Byron and Polidori affirmed that the author was Polidori.

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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 they lived and died (1821)