T. E. Lawrence
|T. E. Lawrence|
|Birth name||Thomas Edward Lawrence|
|Nickname||Lawrence of Arabia, El Aurens|
|Born||16 August 1888|
Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales, United Kingdom
|Died||19 May 1935 (aged 46)|
Bovington Camp, Dorset, England, United Kingdom
|Buried at||St Nicholas, Moreton, Dorset|
Kingdom of Hejaz
|Service/branch|| British Army|
Royal Air Force
|Years of service||1914–18|
|Rank||Colonel and Aircraftman|
Colonel T.E. Lawrence (in full Thomas Edward Lawrence), better known in history as Lawrence of Arabia (16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935), was a British Army officer, explorer, scholar, writer, military strategist and linguist. He was born in Tremadog, Caernarfonshire, Wales. He studied History at University of Oxford. He joined the Army by taking part in the Officers' Training Corps at Oxford. He is best known for having helped the Arabs organize themselves against the Turks during the First World War.
His memoirs of the time spent with the Arabs, The Seven Pillars of Wisdom (1926), is a well-known work of literature. He died in 1935 in a motorcycle accident in Dorset.