Robert Jordan

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Birthday
17, 1948
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Sep 16, 2007 (58)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
17, 1948
Birthplace
Charleston, SC
Death Date
Sep 16, 2007 (58)

About

An American fantasy author, he is best known for his Wheel of Time series, which spans fourteen volumes. Under several pen names, he also wrote Western novels, historical fiction, and works of dance criticism.

Before Fame

He served two tours in Vietnam as a U.S. Army helicopter gunner.

Trivia

He was born James Oliver Rigney, Jr.; Robert Jordan is his best-known pseudonym.

Family Life

He grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. He married Harriet McDougal.

Associated With

He and Manly Wade Wellman are both well-known fantasy authors.