Robert Conquest in 1987
|Born||George Robert Acworth Conquest
July 15, 1917
Great Malvern, Worcestershire, England
|Died||August 4, 2015
Stanford, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Magdalen College, Oxford|
|Notable work||The Great Terror: Stalin's Purges of the 1930s|
|Spouse(s)||Joan Watkins (m. 1942–48)
Tatiana Mihailova (m. 1948–62)
Caroleen MacFarlane (m. 1964–78)
Elizabeth Neece Wingate (m. 1979–2015) (his death)
George Robert Acworth Conquest, CMG (July 15, 1917 – August 3, 2015) or Robert Conquest was an English-American historian and poet. He was best known for his influential works of Soviet history. They include The Great Terror: Stalin’s Purges of the 1930s. He received the Presidential Medal of Freedom in November 2005.
He was married to Joan Watkins from 1942 until they divorced in 1948. Then he was married to Tatiana Mihailova from 1948 until they divorced 1962. Then he was married to Caroleen MacFarlane from 1964 until they divorced in 1978. Then he was married to Elizabeth Neece Wingate from 1979 until his death in 2015. He had two sons from Watkins and one step-daughter from Wingate.
References[change | change source]
- Ukraine honors Robert Conquest with Presidential Medal of Honor
- "Robert Conquest, Seminal Historian of Soviet Misrule, Dies at 98". New York Times.com. http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/05/arts/international/robert-conquest-historian-who-documented-soviet-horrors-dies-at-98.html?ref=obituaries. Retrieved August 4, 2015.