John William Polidori, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


John William Polidori

English writer and physician

Date of Birth: 07-Sep-1795

Place of Birth: London

Date of Death: 24-Aug-1821

Profession: writer

Zodiac Sign: Virgo

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About John William Polidori

  • 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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