Full Name: Alan Alexander Milne
Biography: A. A. Milne was an English author, best known for his children's poetry and his series of books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh. While Milne was first a playwright, his success with Winnie-the-Pooh quickly overshadowed this work.
Christopher Robin Milne, Milne's son, served as the inspiration for the character Christopher Robin in the Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Milne wrote the series after his son encountered a tame bear called Winnipeg at London Zoo.
Milne served in both World Wars, in the British Army during World War I and as a captain in the British Home Guard during World War II.
- 1913-06-04 Author A. A. Milne (31) weds Dorothy Daphne de Selincourt
- 1926-10-14 A. A. Milne's book "Winnie the Pooh" released