TS Eliot

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Birthday
26, 1888
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Jan 4, 1965 (76)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1888
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Jan 4, 1965 (76)

About

Nobel Prize-winning modernist poet best known for The Wasteland and The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. His later works include The Hollow Men and Murder in the Cathedral.

Before Fame

He was the last child born to Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Champe Stearns, both of whom were in their mid-forties at the time of his birth.

Trivia

He graduated from Harvard College with a degree in philosophy.

Family Life

His unhappy marriage to Vivienne Haigh-Wood began in 1915. Following Haigh-Wood's institutionalization and subsequent death, Eliot married Esme Valerie Fletcher.

Associated With

In his youth, Eliot was a voracious reader of the works of Mark Twain.