C. S. Lewis

Author and Theologian C. S. Lewis

Full Name: Clive Staples Lewis
Profession: Author and Theologian

United Kingdom

Biography: Creator of the Narnia series of (supposedly) children's books.

Also known both for "The Screwtape Letters" and "The Space Trilogy", and for his non-fiction Christian apologetics, such as "Mere Christianity", "Miracles", and "The Problem of Pain".

Born: November 29, 1898
Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Sagittarius

Died: November 22, 1963 (aged 64)
Cause of Death: Renal failure

Married Life

  • 1956-04-23 Novelist C. S. Lewis (57) weds poet Joy Davidman (41) at the register office in Oxford, England

Historical Events

  • 1950-10-16 The first edition of C.S. Lewis' "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" is released in London
  • 1990-11-11 William Nicholson's drama "Shadowlands", based on the life of C.S. Lewis, opens at Brooks Atkinson Theatre, NYC; runs for 169 performances and wins a Tony Award

Quotes by C. S. Lewis

  • "Everyone feels benevolent if nothing happens to be annoying him at the moment."