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Rudyard Kipling

Poet Rudyard Kipling

Full Name: Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Profession: Poet


Why Famous: Wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. Works of fiction include "The Jungle Book" (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), the "Just So Stories" (1902), "Kim" (1901), and many short stories.

Born: December 30, 1865
Birthplace: Bombay, British India
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: January 18, 1936 (aged 70)

Married Life

  • 1893-01-18 British Poet and writer Rudyard Kipling (26) marries Carrie Balestier (29) in London

Historical Events

  • 1907-12-10 Rudyard Kipling receives the Nobel prize for literature, the first English-language writer to do so

Quotes by Rudyard Kipling

  • "Words are, of course, the most powerful drug used by mankind."

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