1783–1815
John Bowdler the Younger

Introduction

Born: Feb­ru­a­ry 2, 1783, Lon­don, Eng­land.

Died: Feb­ru­a­ry 1, 1815, pos­si­bly in Ports­mouth, Eng­land.

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Biography

Bowdler was the son of John Bowd­ler the El­der (1746–1823).

He was ed­u­cat­ed at Win­ches­ter, and in 1798 joined a Lon­don so­li­ci­tor’s of­fice.

He was called to the bar at Lin­coln’s Inn in 1807, made some pro­gress in his pro­fess­ion, and at­tract­ed the no­tice of Lord-Chan­cel­lor El­don. In 1810 signs of tu­ber­cu­lo­sis ap­peared, so he spent the next two years in south­ern Eur­ope.

In May 1812 he re­turned to Eng­land and lived with an aunt near Ports­mouth. His health did not im­prove, though, and he died three years lat­er.

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