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Ernest Dowson

Ernest DowsonAKA Ernest Christopher Dowson

Born: 2-Aug-1867
Birthplace: Lee, Kent, England
Died: 23-Feb-1900
Location of death: London, England
Cause of death: unspecified

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Poet

Nationality: England
Executive summary: English Decadent poet

The "love" of his life was Adelaide Foltinowicz, a 12-year-old waitress at his father's restaurant. She married another waiter in 1897, and Dowson moved to France where he did hack translations and drowned himself in absinthe.

Father: (d. 1894)
Mother: (d. 1894 suicide)

    University: Queen's College, Oxford University (attended 1886-88)

    Risk Factors: Tuberculosis

Author of books:
A Comedy of Masks (1893, novel, with Arthur Moore)
Adrian Rome (1899, novel, with Arthur Moore)
Dilemmas (1895, short stories)
Verses (1896, poetry)
Decorations (1899, poetry)

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