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9. Horace Walpole
Horace Walpole was born in Arlington St. in 1717. He was a very well-known art historian and antiquarian, as well as a politician. Walpole was the son of the first British Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole. He received a first-class education. He disliked superstition and bigotry (Walpole never married and there has been considerable speculation about his sexual orientation).
He travelled Europe profusely and later became a member of parliament. He died at his home on Berkeley Square in 1797. Today Arlington St. is located in central London. The Wimborne House is one of its most famous landmarks. This is a very upscale area that is also very influential.