Painting of Oliver Goldsmith

Oliver Goldsmith

Dates
10 November 1730 - 4 April 1774
Presentation
Goldsmith was described by contemporaries as prone to envy, a congenial but impetuous and disorganised personality. The combination of his literary work and his dissolute lifestyle led Horace Walpole to give him the epithet inspired idiot.
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