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Eliot, Thomas Stearns

Born: 1888 AD
Died: 1965 AD
Nationality: British
Categories: Dramatist, Poets

1888 – Eliot was born in Saint Louis, Missouri on the 26th of September.

1898-1905 – He was a student at the St. Louis Smith Academy. He studied Latin, Greek, French and German.

1905-1906 – Attended Militon Academy in Milton, Massachusetts.

1906-1909 – He went to Harvard University where he got his bachelor’s degree.

1909-1910 – He was able to get his master’s degree and his poems were published by The Harvard Advocate.

1910-1911 – He moved to Paris and studied at the Sorbonne.

1911 – He went back to Harvard and pursued a doctorate degree in philosophy.

1914 – He was awarded a scholarship to attend Merton College, Oxford.

1915 – He married Vivienne Haigh-Wood on the 26th of June. He published his collection of poems entitled The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.

1916 – He worked as a school teacher at Highgate School, where he taught the young poet Sir John Betjeman. He wrote book reviews and lectured at evening extension courses to earn extra money.

1917 – He worked at the Lloyds Bank in London.

1922 – He published the book entitled The Waste Land on the month of October.

1925 – Became the director of the publishing firm of Faber and Gwyer.

1929 – He was converted to Anglicanism on the 29th of June and dropped his American citizenship and became a British subject.

1932-1933 – He worked at the Harvard University after they him the Charles Eliot Norton professorship.

1939 – He published a book of poetry for children, Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats.

1944 – He wrote the poem entitled Four Quartets.

1948 – He received a Nobel Prize in Literature.

1957 – After his failed marriage with Vivienne, he married Esme Valerie Fletcher on th 10th of January.

1965 – He died of emphysema in London on the 4th of January.