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George Orwell

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Birthday
25, 1903
Birthplace
Motihari, India
Death Date
Jan 21, 1950 (46)
Birth Sign
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Birthday
25, 1903
Birthplace
Motihari, India
Death Date
Jan 21, 1950 (46)

About

British dystopian author best known for the novels Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm. His other works include an acclaimed autobiographical account of the Spanish Civil War and multiple political essays.

Before Fame

He was born in British-controlled India, and he moved to England at the age of one. As a boy, he loved shooting, birdwatching, and fishing.

Trivia

His writing frequently dealt with political dystopia, threatened individuality, and paranoia.

Family Life

His birth name was Eric Arthur Blair. He and his two sisters were the children of Richard Walmesley Blair and Ida Mabel Blair. He was married to Eileen O'Shaughnessy until her death in 1945. He wed second wife Sonia Brownell in 1949. He fathered one son, Richard Horatio Orwell. 

Associated With

He and H.G. Wells were both prominent British writers of science fiction.