"Horatio Walpole, 4th Earl of Orford" was an English art historian, man of letters, antiquarian and Whig (British political party)/Whig politician.
He is now largely remembered for Strawberry Hill House/Strawberry Hill, the home he built in Twickenham, south-west London where he revived the Gothic architecture/Gothic style some decades before his Victorian era/Victorian successors, and for his Gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto. Along with the book, his literary reputation rests on his Letters, which are of significant social and political interest.
He was the son of the first Prime Minister of the United Kingdom/Prime Minister, Sir Robert Walpole, a cousin to Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson/Admiral Lord Nelson's grandmother, and was equally known as "Horace" Walpole. As he was childless, his Baron Walpole/barony descended to his cousin of the same surname, who was created the new Earl of Orford.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous writers! More Horace Walpole on Wikipedia.