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Future British Nobel Prize for Literature laureate John Galsworthy is born in southern England.

John Galsworthy, circa 1920
08/14/1867

British writer and Nobel laureate John Galsworthy was born on this day to wealthy parents in Kingston-on-Thames in England.  Educated at Oxford and qualified in the law, he took up a writing career and from 1897 onwards became a prolific publishing success, notably with his best known work, The Forsythe Saga, and won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1932. When he died in 1933, he was cremated and his ashes scattered from an aircraft over scenic southern England.  (By John Osborne)

Source Citation: 

Leon Schalit, John Galsworthy: A Survey (New York, Haskell House, 1970), 3-20.

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