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George Orwell

Writer George Orwell

Full Name: Eric Arthur Blair
Profession: Writer

United Kingdom

Why Famous: Born in imperial India, Eton educated, he was a colonial policeman in Burma and fought against the fascists in the Spanish civil war. His most famous works are The Road to Wigan Pier, Animal Farm and 1984.

Born: June 25, 1903
Birthplace: Motihari, Bengal, India

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: January 21, 1950 (aged 46)
Cause of Death: Burst pulmonary artery

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Married Life

  • 1936-06-09 Novelist and journalist George Orwell (33) weds Eileen Maud O'Shaugnessy (30) at St. Mary's Church

Events in the Life of George Orwell

  • 1946-08-17 George Orwell publishes "Animal Farm" in the United Kingdom
  • 1949-10-21 Author of 'Brave New World' Aldous Huxley writes to congratulate George Orwell on his new novel '1984'

Quotes by George Orwell

  • "Within any important issue, there are always aspects no one wishes to discuss."

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