Horace Walpole

Horace Walpole bio

Birth Name: Horace Walpole

Occupation: Historian

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: September 24, 1717

Date Of Death: March 2, 1797

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

Horace Walpole was born on the 24th of September, 1717. He was popular for being a Historian. Eighteenth-century art historian, author, and Whig member of the British Parliament. He is most remembered for building Strawberry Hill, a home in Twickenham, England that revived the Gothic architectural style.

Horace Walpole was born in England. He was educated at Eton College and King’s College, Cambridge. His 1764 novel, The Castle of Otranto, is considered the first Gothic novel. It started a literary genre that would become increasingly popular in the late Eighteenth and early Nineteenth centuries.

Horace Walpole was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Horace Walpole was born in 1710s.

Horace Walpole is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Horace Walpole was born in the Year of the Rooster.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Horace Walpole
RELIGION: Anglican / Episcopalian
DEATH DAY: Thursday



Zodiac Sign: Horace Walpole was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Horace Walpole was born in the Year of the Dragon. People born under this sign are honest, observant and hardworking. They seldom rely on other people in daily life, which can make them impatient when dealing with others.

Ruling Planet: Horace Walpole had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Horace Walpole’s birth sign is Libra and he had a ruling planet of Venus.

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