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John Addington Symonds [1840-1893] is not the same writer as John Symonds [1914-2006]. The former was a Victorian writer with a particular interest in sexual reform and emancipation for homosexuals. He wrote many books on Classical subjects, Renaissance Italy and C19th Romantic poets. The latter was a novelist, children's writer and executor of the estate of Aleister Crowley whom he also wrote many books on. These two important writers really do need their own individual entries.

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John Addington Symonds, (born Oct. 5, 1840, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England—died April 19, 1893, Rome, Italy, English essayist, poet, and biographer best known for his cultural history of the Italian Renaissance. After developing symptoms of tuberculosis while a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford, Symonds travelled extensively for his health, settling in Davos, Switzerland, in 1880.
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John Addington Symonds [1840-1893] is not the same writer as John Symonds [1914-2006]. The former was a Victorian writer with a particular interest in sexual reform and emancipation for homosexuals. He wrote many books on Classical subjects, Renaissance Italy and C19th Romantic poets. The latter was a novelist, children's writer and executor of the estate of Aleister Crowley whom he also wrote many books on. These two important writers really do need their own individual entries.

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