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Chat·ter·ton(chăt′ər-tən), Thomas 1752-1770.
British poet who fooled scholars by ascribing his poetry to a 15th-century monk, Thomas Rowley. Unable to support himself by writing, Chatterton became dejected and took his own life at age 17. His work and example influenced the romantic poets.
(Biography) Thomas. 1752–70, British poet; author of spurious medieval verse and prose: he committed suicide at the age of 17
Chat•ter•ton(ˈtʃæt ər tən)
Thomas, 1752–70, English poet.