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Will Durant

Historian Will Durant

Profession: Historian

United States of America

Biography: Durant and his wife Ariel wrote the massive 11-volume set of books "The Story of Civilization", as well as "The Story of Philosophy".

Both were awarded the Pulitzer Prize for General Non-Fiction in 1968 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1977.

Born: November 5, 1885
Birthplace: North Adams, Massachusetts, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: November 7, 1981 (aged 96)

Married Life

  • 1913-10-31 Historian and philosopher Will Durant (27) weds researcher Ariel Kaufman (15) at New York's City Hall

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