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Birthday
18, 1882
Birthplace
Hampstead, England
Death Date
Jan 31, 1956 (74)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
18, 1882
Birthplace
Hampstead, England
Death Date
Jan 31, 1956 (74)

About

English author of the famous Winnie-the-Pooh children's books. He also wrote several novels and nearly twenty plays, none of them as famous as his stories about the beloved teddy bear.

Before Fame

He attended Trinity College, Cambridge on a math scholarship and wrote for Granta, a student magazine. He served in the British Army during World War I and subsequently published a collection of children's poetry and a murder mystery novel.

Trivia

His Winnie-the-Pooh protagonist, Christopher Robin, was named after his son.

Family Life

He was born in London to Sarah Marie Heginbotham and Vince Milne. He married Daphne de Selincourt in 1913, and the couple's only child was born in 1920.

Associated With

Actor Sterling Holloway provided vocals for several animated film versions of Winnie-the-Pooh.