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Henry Fielding
  • Name: Henry Fielding
  • Born: 04/22/1707
  • Died: 10/08/1754 (47 years old)
  • Occupation: novelist, dramatist and magistrate

Henry Fielding (22 April 1707 – 8 October 1754) was an English novelist and dramatist known for his earthy humour and satire, and as the author of the comic novel Tom Jones. He also holds a place in the history of law enforcement, having used his authority as a magistrate to found the Bow Street Runners, which some have called London’s first police force.

Genre: comedy, satire, picaresque

Birth Place: Sharpham, Somerset

Death Place: Lisbon, Kingdom of Portugal

Source: Wikipedia

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