William Makepeace Thackeray
While at Cambridge University, Thackeray dissipated part of his inheritance, and the rest he lost when the Indian Agency houses in which it was invested collapsed. Born in India of a Collector in the East India Company, he came to England in 1817 and went to school at Charterhouse. At Cambridge he established long-term friendships with Edward Fitzgerald, Tennyson and Richard Monckton Milnes. He left without taking a degree.
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