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John Cleland

Born: 24-Sep-1709 [1]
Birthplace: Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, England
Died: 23-Jan-1789
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, St. Margaret's Church, London, England

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Novelist

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Fanny Hill


[1] Date of recorded baptism.

Father: William Cleland (British Army officer, b. circa 1673, d. 1741)
Mother: Lucy (d. 1763)

    High School: Westminster School (1721-23)

    Debtor's Prison (840 debt, incarcerated 1848-49 in Fleet Prison)
    Obscenity 1749 (arrested)
    British East India Company

Author of books:
Fanny Hill; or, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure (1748-49, novel)
Memoirs of a Coxcomb (1751, novel)
Dictionary of Love (1753, dictionary)
The Surprises of Love (1764, short stories)
The Woman of Honour (1768, novel)

Wrote plays:
Titus Vespasian (1755)
The Ladies Subscription (1755)
Tombo-Chiqui; or, The American Savage (1758)



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