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GK Chesterton

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Birthday
29, 1874
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 14, 1936 (62)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
29, 1874
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 14, 1936 (62)

About

Author who wrote the Father Brown mystery books and such Christian apologetic works as Orthodoxy (1908) and The Everlasting Man (1925). Over the course of his literary career, he wrote hundreds of poems, nearly one hundred fiction and non-fiction books, thousands of essays, and close to two hundred short stories.

Before Fame

He attended the Slade School of Art at University College London, intending to become an illustrator. In the early 1900s, he began writing columns for both The Daily News and The Illustrated London News.

Trivia

He was a close friend of poet and author, Hilaire Belloc. Both men were early, vocal critics of Hitler's Nazi regime.

Family Life

He wed Frances Blogg in 1901. The two remained married until his death at age sixty-two from heart failure.

Associated With

He was good friends with philosopher Bertrand Russell.