Matthew Gregory Lewis

Overview:

  • Legal Name: Lewis, Matthew Gregory
  • Place of Birth: London, England, UK
  • Date of Birth: July 09, 1775
  • Date of Death: May 14, 1818

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Lewis was educated at Oxford, was a member of the House of Commons (1796-1802), and served as attaché to the British Embassy at The Hague. In 1812 he inherited a fortune based in Jamaica. Influenced by German gothic literature and the works of Anne Radcliffe, Lewis first achieved fame with The Monk, later followed by the successful gothic musical The Castle Spectre. Lewis died of yellow fever at sea on a return voyage from Jamaica.

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