Horace Walpole  

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Kunstformen der Natur (1904) by Ernst Haeckel
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Horace Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford (24 September, 17172 March, 1797), more commonly known as Horace Walpole, was a politician, writer and architectural innovator. He is best remembered for his 1764 gothic novel The Castle of Otranto, setting a literary trend to go with the architecture.

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