Hilaire Belloc

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Birthday
27, 1870
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 16, 1953 (82)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
27, 1870
Birthplace
France
Death Date
Jul 16, 1953 (82)

About

A French-born, English-language author and poet, he is best known for Cautionary Tales for Children, a collection of humorous poems with satirical morals. His non-fiction works include travel essays and writings on politics, economics, and history.

Before Fame

After the death of his French father, he was raised in West Sussex, England by his British mother.

Trivia

He was a devout Catholic.

Family Life

He married American-born Elodie Hogan in 1896. The couple subsequently had five children.

Associated With

His humorous book of poems, Cautionary Tales for Children, ostensibly written for a young audience, is similar to Lewis Carroll's children's works, which also appeal to adult readers.

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