Joseph Rudyard Kipling, 1865 - 1936

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Born: 30 December 1862, Bombay (Mumbai), India
Died: 18 January 1936, London, England

Kipling was the son of the headmaster of a school at Bombay (Mumbai). At five the boy was sent to school in England, although poor health prevented his attending for several years, and he returned to India at seventeen. He worked as a newspaper writer and editor, turning out short stories and poems on the side. By the time he returned to England in 1889 he was famous for both poetry and satire, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1907, the first English-language author and still the youngest to receive that award.

My personal favorite is the advice a wise Norman baron gave his son for dealing with his Saxon subjects. If you are fond of the Robin Hood and Ivanhoe legends you will appreciate the wisdom of the advice, and the words move with a rhythm that makes me think of the best of Dr Seuss. It's online in our Specials section: Norman and Saxon.

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