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Birth Name: C.S. Lewis
Born: 11/29/1898
Birth Place: Belfast, , IE
Death Place: Oxfordshire, England, GB
Died: 11/22/1963

A native of Belfast, Clive Staples Lewis grew up heartily identifying with his Irish heritage. The son of a lawyer, he was curious and creative even as a young boy, and, along with his brother, Warren, he dreamed up a magical world known as Boxen. Fascinated by mythology and suspicious of religion, Lewis, who preferred the first name Jack, declared himself an atheist as a teen, a move partially influenced by his mother's death years earlier. Later winning a scholarship to Oxford's University College, he acclimated to English life with reluctance, but academics suited him well. With the arrival of World War I, Lewis served with the British Army and subsequently returned to school, thriving in... Continue Bio >>

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