John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester (1647-1680)

Death: 26th July 1680.
Location: All Saints Church, Spelsbury, Oxfordshire, England.
Cause of death: Syphilis
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English author of satirical poetry and friend of King Charles II. 
His life was divided between his country estate and his debauched existence at court, where he was famed for his drunkenness and lewd behaviour. 
Rochester was banished from court by Charles II after he lampooned the King; during this period he set himself up as a quack physician. By the time he was thirty-three he was dying of syphilis and alcoholism.