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Virginia Woolf

Author Virginia Woolf

Full Name: Adeline Virginia Woolf
Profession: Author


Why Famous: A significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. One of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century.

Born: January 25, 1882
Birthplace: London, England
Star Sign: Aquarius

Died: March 28, 1941 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Suicide

Married Life

  • 1912-08-10 British literary figure (author of "To the Lighthouse") Virginia Woolf [nee Stephen] (30) weds political theorist Leonard Woolf (31)

Historical Events

  • 1925-05-14 Virginia Woolf's novel "Mrs Dalloway" is published by The Hogarth Press
  • 1966-06-21 "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?", directed by Mike Nichols and based on the 1962 play of the same name, starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, is released (Academy Awards Best Actress 1967)

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