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Lewis, Clive Staples

Born: 1898 AD
Died: 1963 AD
Nationality: English
Categories: Authors, Essayists, Novelists

English essayist, novelist, and Christian apologist.

1898 – Born on the 29th of November in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

1917-1918 – Served the British Army.

1919 – Discharged from the army Jack Lewis returned to Oxford to resume his regular studies.

1924 – Graduated at Oxford and Lewis subsequently took up a position on the faculty.

1925 – Finished Greek and Latin Literature, University College, Oxford University.

         – Elected a Fellow of Magdalen College.

1936 – His study of medieval love literature shows in The Allegory of Love.

         – Member of the Inklings literary group and a close friend and supporter of J. R. R. Tolkien.

1942-1960 – Wrote The Screwtape Letters (1942), Mere Christianity (1952), The Four Loves (1960), and his autobiographical Surprised by Joy (1955). Other popular works include his science fiction Space Trilogy — Out of the Silent Planet (1938), Perelandra (1943), That Hideous Strength (1946).

1950-1956 – Wrote the children’s fantasy series, The Chronicles of Narnia.

1955-1963 – Professor of Medieval and Renaissance Literature, Magdalene College, Cambridge University.

1963 – He resigned his position at Cambridge, dying quietly at home on 22nd of November.