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Lewis Strange Wingfield, 1842-1891

Nationality: Irish
Date of Birth: 1842.02.25
Place of Birth: Powerscourt, Wicklow
Date of Death: 1891.11.17
Place of Death: 14 Montague Place, London


Lewis Strange Wingfield was an actor, writer, surgeon and painter. He married Cecilia Emma Fitzpatrick, daughter of Lord Castletown, in 1868.


Wingfield was educated at Eton and in Bonn. Despite suffering from delicate health all his life, he became a War correspondent during the Franco-German War, and a surgeon in the Sudan, and travelled in India and China. He was a novelist, and an expert on costume, as well as a painter of genre and historical subjects.


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