Arts Literature Authors P Polidori, John William
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John Polidori, British author of horror, born on September 7th 1795 in London. He studied medicine, and by the age of 20 had become personal physician and travelling companion to Lord Byron. Probably most famous for 'The Vampyre' - the book which led to the creation of the character 'Dracula'. Suicide, or the reckless abuse of drugs killed him at the age of twenty six.

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John Polidori and the Vampyre Byron
Biography of Polidori, and how 'The Vampyre' was created.
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