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John Wilmot

John WilmotBorn: 1-Apr-1647
Birthplace: Ditchley, Oxfordshire, England
Died: 26-Jul-1680
Location of death: Oxfordshire, England
Cause of death: Syphilis
Remains: Buried, Spelsbury Church, Oxfordshire, England

Gender: Male
Religion: Atheist
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Bisexual
Occupation: Poet, Author

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery

Debauched libertine poet, author of Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery, the first piece of erotic literature written in the English language.

Father: Henry Wilmot (First Earl of Rochester, d. 1658)
Mother: Anne St. John (Countess of Rochester)
Wife: Elizabeth Malet (m. 29-Jan-1667)
Daughter: Anne
Son: Charles
Son: Mallet
Mistress: Elizabeth Barry (1 daughter)
Daughter: Elizabeth Clarke (b. Dec-1677)

    University: MA, Oxford University

    Kidnapping 1665, charges dropped
    Obscenity (posthumous)
    Exiled to Paris, with Charles II
    Converted to Anglicanism deathbed conversion (1680)
    Risk Factors: Alcoholism

Is the subject of books:
Lord Rochester's Monkey: Being the Life of John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, 1974, BY: Graham Greene, DETAILS: (biography)
The Satyr: An Account of the Life and Work, Death and Salvation of John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester, 2001, BY: Cephas Goldsworthy, DETAILS: (biography)

Author of books:
Sodom, or the Quintessence of Debauchery (mid-1670s, erotica)



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