A. A. Milne

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A. A. Milne
A. A. Milne in 1922
A. A. Milne in 1922
BornAlan Alexander Milne
(1882-01-18)18 January 1882
Kilburn, London, England
Died31 January 1956(1956-01-31) (aged 74)
Hartfield, Sussex, England
OccupationNovelist, playwright, poet
Alma materTrinity College, Cambridge
PeriodEdwardian era
GenreChildren's literature
Notable worksWinnie-the-Pooh
SpouseDorothy "Daphne" de Sélincourt (1890–1971) (m. 1913)
ChildrenChristopher Robin Milne

Cause of deathStroke
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
British Home Guard
Years of service1915–1920
Battles/warsFirst World War
Second World War

Alan Alexander Milne (/mɪln/; 18 January 1882 – 31 January 1956) was an English author. He was best known for his books about the teddy bear Winnie-the-Pooh and for many poems.

Milne served in both World Wars, joining the British Army in World War I, and was a captain of the British Home Guard in World War II.

Milne's son, Christopher Robin, served as the inspiration of the character of the same name in his Winnie-the-Pooh books.

Milne retired to the farm after a stroke and brain surgery in 1952 which left him paralyzed.[1] Milne died on 31 January 1956, nearly two weeks after his 74th birthday.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Letter La Z 5 July 1917 – John Middleton Murry to Beatrice Elvery". George Lazarus Collection. 12 August 1953. Retrieved 9 June 2008.
  2. Jill C. Wheeler (2010). "A. A. Milne." p. 21. ABDO Publishing Company,