William Morris

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Birthday
24, 1834
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Oct 3, 1896 (62)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
24, 1834
Birthplace
London, England
Death Date
Oct 3, 1896 (62)

About

An English author, craftsman, and textile artist, he is best known for influencing the development of the fantasy fiction genre. His notable works include The Earthly Paradise and News from Nowhere.

Before Fame

He studied theology and medieval poetry at Pembroke College. He published his first literary work, The Story of the Glittering Plain, in 1891.

Trivia

He was a well-known textile designer and a founder of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings.

Family Life

He was born in Walthamstow, London, England. He married Jane Burden and had two daughters.

Associated With

His fantasy books directly influenced the work of J.R.R. Tolkien.