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Birth Name: H.G. Wells
Born: 09/21/1866
Birth Place: Kent, England, GB
Death Place: London, England, GB
Died: 08/13/1946

Born Sept. 21, 1866 in the Bromley district of Kent County, England, Herbert George Wells was the last of four by shopkeeper Joseph Wells and his wife, Sarah, a former domestic servant. His early years were spent largely in poverty, due to the failure of the family store, after which Wells' father earned only a meager income as a professional cricket player. In 1874, Wells suffered a broken leg that left him bedridden for an extended period. To pass the time, he read numerous books from the local library, which spurred a lifelong interest in both literature and writing. Unfortunately, his family's financial problems forced him to seek out an apprenticeship at the Southsea Drapery Emporium, t... Continue Bio >>

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