38th year  -  N° 266                 Saturday, 23 September 2023         Antwerpen		
Through the Night Softly
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Friday 24th of August 1770

253 years ago

Poet and forger of pseudo-medieval poetry Thomas Chatterton commits suicide by arsenic poisoning at the age of 18 in Brooke Street, Holborn, London, Greater London, United Kingdom.

After drinking the poison Chatterton toreĀ into fragments whatever literary remains were at hand.