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Daniel Lambert, weighing 51 stone. Etching.
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Title
Daniel Lambert, weighing 51 stone. Etching.
Work Type
Portrait prints. Etchings.
Material
etching ;
Measurements
sheet 9 x 13.5 cm
Description
1 print :
The Dictionary of National Biography states that Daniel Lambert was "the most corpulent man of whom authentic record exists". He was born in the parish of St. Margaret in Leicester on 13 March 1770. After taking over his father's post as Leicester gaoler in 1791, his size and weight started to increase enormously. By 1793 he weighed 32 stone although he was very strong and active, only drank water, and slept for less than eight hours a day. In 1805 he resigned his post at the prison to turn his amazing stature to profit by exhibiting himself all over England. He died in Stamford at the Waggon and Horses inn on 21 July 1809 weighing 739 lbs. See further L. Fiedler, 'Freaks', New York 1978, pp. 128-129
Mr. Lambert, ways 51 stone.
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Source
Image and original data from Wellcome Collection
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V0007164.jpg
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24830683

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