Rudyard Kipling

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Birthday
30, 1865
Birthplace
Mumbai, India
Death Date
Jan 18, 1936 (70)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
30, 1865
Birthplace
Mumbai, India
Death Date
Jan 18, 1936 (70)

About

Nobel Prize-winning poet and author who is remembered for The Jungle Book and Gunga Din. His other notable works include Just So Stories and Kim.

Before Fame

He was born in Bombay, then part of British India, to sculptor John Lockwood Kipling and Alice MacDonald Kipling.

Trivia

His poem "The White Man's Burden" spurred much political debate on the topic of imperialism.

Family Life

His son John died during World War I. He was married to Caroline Balestier and he had three children, John, Elsie and Josephine.

Associated With

He influenced the work of Robert Heinlein.