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Delia Bacon

Delia BaconAKA Delia Salter Bacon

Born: 2-Feb-1811
Birthplace: Tallmadge, OH
Died: 2-Sep-1859
Location of death: Tallmadge, OH
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Shakespeare-Bacon conspiracist

American author Nathaniel Hawthorne lent Delia money to publish her elaborate theory regarding the plays of William Shakespeare -- that they were in fact written by the likes of Francis Bacon, Sir Walter Raleigh and Edmund Spenser, due to the politics of the time. The idea was rightly met with derision, though there are conspiracy types to this day that believe them. By the time of publication she was irretrievably insane, and never learned of the public's negative reaction.

    Nervous Breakdown 1857

Author of books:
Tales of the Puritans (1831)
The Philosophy of the Plays of Shakespeare Unfolded (1857)

Wrote plays:
The Bride of Fort Edward (1839)

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