Eliot, Thomas Stearns

Born: Sep 26, 1888 AD
Died: 1965 AD, at 76 years of age.

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.

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