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Robert "Democritus Junior" Burton
Birth: Feb. 8, 1577
Death: Jan. 25, 1640

Author of the wonderfully learned, humorous and eccentric masterpiece 'The Anatomy of Melancholy', written under the pseudonym of Democritus Junior, which is repeated on the memorial above his tomb. According to his contemporary, the gossip Anthony a Wood, he had predicted the time of his death with the aid of astrology, and hanged himself so that the prediction would be accurate. (bio by: David Conway) 

Cause of death: allegedly hanged himself
 
Burial:
Christ Church Cathedral
Oxford
City of Oxford
Oxfordshire, England
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: David Conway
Record added: Sep 07, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5746830
Robert Democritus Junior Burton
Added by: David Conway
 
Robert Democritus Junior Burton
Added by: David Conway
 
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To Robert, R.I.P from your 13th Great nephew.
-Anonymous
 Added: Aug. 13, 2016

- Georgia Girl
 Added: Apr. 18, 2014
Naught so sweet as melancholy. =RIP=
- AngelSeeker
 Added: Apr. 7, 2014
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