Harold Acton

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Birthday
5, 1904
Birthplace
Italy
DEATH DATE
Feb 27, 1994 (89)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
5, 1904
Birthplace
Italy
DEATH DATE
Feb 27, 1994 (89)

About

Italian writer, poet, and historian who was known as something of a dilettante. His published works include Humdrum; The Last of the Medici; Memoirs of an Aesthete; and The Soul's Gymnasium.

Before Fame

He was born near Florence, Italy and later studied in England.

Trivia

He joined the English Royal Air Force in 1939 and served in the Mediterranean region.

Family Life

His father was Arthur Acton, a British art collector. His mother, Hortense Mitchell, was an American financial heiress.

Associated With

He and author George Orwell attended Eton School at the same time.

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