Charles Robert Maturin
 

 

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Charles Robert Maturin 1782-1824

 Born in Dublin. He was ordained and served as an Anglican clergyman in Loughrea and Dublin. He was a writer of novels of mystery and horror. His Melmoth the Wanderer inspired Balzac and Baudelaire. He also wrote The Wild Irish Boy, The Fatal Revenge and The Milesian Chief. Oscar Wilde took the name Sebastian Melmoth after his release from prison. Maturin was buried in St Peterís Church, Dublin, which has since been demolished.

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