Epps, George Napoleon

BORN 22 Jul 1815, Sevenoaks, Kent: Bessels Green - DIED 28 May 1874, London: 20 Devonshire Street
GRAVE LOCATION London: Kensal Green Cemetery, Harrow Road, Kensal Green (016/PS (21377))

Son of the merchant John Epps and half brother of homeopathic physician John Epps (1805-1869). George Napoleon was educated at Mill Hill School and he became a member of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1845. He worked at the homeopathic hospital at Hanover Square, London.

In 1833 he married Charlotte Bacon (1813-1890). Their daughter Ellen (1850-1929) married Edmund Gosse. Their other daughter Laura (1852-1909) married the famous painter Alma-Tadema.

Epps was successful with his treatment of deformed spines and in 1849 he published "Spinal Curvature Its Theory and Cure". He was so devoted to his practice that for twenty years he never slept way from home. In 1859 he published "On Deformities of the Spine and on Club Foot".

• Daughter: Alma-Tadema, Laura Theresa

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• is half-brother/half-sister of Epps, John


The grave of George Napoleon Epps and his daughter Laura, Lady Alma Tadema at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.

Paths of Glory, The Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery, London, 1997
British Homeopathy during two centuries by Peter Morrell
George Napoleon Epps - Wikipedia

Epps, John

Published: 01 Aug 2010
Last update: 25 Apr 2022