Richard Twiss

Born 1747
Died 1821
Place of Birth Rotterdam
Place of Death London
Gender Male
Biographical Notes English travel writer. Being from a wealthy family, he could travel all over Europe: France (where he met Voltaire), Netherlands, Belgium, France, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, and Bohemia. He wrote travel accounts about Spain and Portugal, and later about Ireland - this last caused a considerable scandal. He visited France again in 1792-93. Member of the Royal Society from 1774, but withdrew from it in 1794.


Travel Account(s)


The Salmon Leap at Ballyshannon (Draughtsman, Author of travel text)