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Julian Thoby Stephen

Birthplace: Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London, England
Death: Died in Greece
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep Stephen
Brother of Vanessa Bell; Virginia Woolf; Adrian Stephen and Virginia Woolf
Half brother of Laura Makepeace Stephen; Sir George Herbert Duckworth CB FSA; Stella Hills and Gerald de l'Etang Duckworth

Managed by: Susan Mary Rayner (Green) (RYAN)
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About Thoby Stephen

Julian Thoby Stephen (1880 - 1906), known as the Goth, was the elder brother of several members of the Bloomsbury Group, namely his sisters Vanessa Bell and Virginia Woolf and his younger brother Adrian.

Thoby Stephen was the eldest son of Leslie Stephen and Julia Prinsep. He was educated at Clifton College,[1] failing to gain a place at Eton. However, this did not hold him back, since he won an exhibition to Trinity College, Cambridge from Clifton. He was a friend of Lytton Strachey, who was enchanted by his masculinity and introduced him to the "Reading Club". He was described as "over six feet tall and of somewhat ponderous build."

Expected to distinguish himself, he contracted typhoid at the age of 26 while on holiday in Greece, and died shortly thereafter.

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Thoby Stephen's Timeline

August 9, 1880
Hyde Park Gate, Kensington, London, England
November 20, 1906
Age 26