Do I need a comma after "when" in the sentence:

He was still a young man in 1843 when he wrote the story.

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No, you do not need a comma after "when" in the sentence. This is because when is a subordinatating conjunction that begins an adverb clause. https://owl.english.purdue.edu/engagement/2/1/37/ is a reference for this.

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