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Edward Lear died at 75 years old
Born: May 12, 1812
Birthplace: London, England
Best known as: The author of The Owl and the Pussycat

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Edward Lear was a highly-regarded nature and landscape artist, but he is much better remembered for the whimsical nonsense poetry and limericks he produced throughout his life. Among his best-known works are The Owl and the Pussycat, The Dong With a Luminous Nose, and The Jumblies.

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Lear once gave drawing lessons to Queen Victoria… He is sometimes compared with his fellow nonsense author Lewis Carroll… Lear’s former home in London is now the Edward Lear Hotel.


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