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.