AA Milne

Children's Author

Birthday January 18, 1882

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Hampstead, England

DEATH DATE Jan 31, 1956 (74)

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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.


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 his voice for several animated film versions of Winnie-the-Pooh.