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William Shelley
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Birth: Jan. 24, 1816
Bishopsgate, England
Death: Jun. 7, 1819
Rome
Lazio, Italy

Son of renowned writer Mary Shelley and poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. He died of an infection (malaria, cholera, or typhus), on June 7, 1819, while the Shelleys were living in Rome. He was buried there at the Cimitero Degli Inglesi, sometimes called the Protestant Cemetery. Percy and Mary were distraught at the death of William, who was the third child they had lost. Mary approached a nervous breakdown. Percy immortalized his son in his poem "To William Shelley". The exact location of William's grave is in question. It was reopened in January 1823 with the intention of interring there the ashes of his father, which had been stored for some months in a chest in the wine cellar of the English Ambassador. Gravediggers discovered the bones of an adult in William's grave and it was closed. Percy's ashes were interred in another spot, close to the resting-place of his friend John Keats.  
 
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 Parents:
  Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 - 1822)
  Mary Godwin Shelley (1797 - 1851)
 
 Sibling:
  William Shelley (1816 - 1819)
  Percy Florence Shelley (1819 - 1889)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Campo Cestio
Rome
Cittą Metropolitana di Roma Capitale
Lazio, Italy
 
Created by: Paul A. Laguerre
Record added: Sep 03, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6747714
William Shelley
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