John Keegan Biography

    Published On Feb 03, 2018
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    Date of Birth: 1934 , May-15
    Birth Nation: United Kingdom
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    While Keegan was 13-year-old, he was suffering from tuberculosis, which subsequently affected his gait. Because of the long effects of tuberculosis, he was unable to join military service, because of his young age, he was unable for services in the Second World War. His illness also disturbed him for his education during his early age. 

    However, Keegan studied at King's College, Taunton. After that, he joined  Wimbledon College, where he studied for two years, which help him to enter in Balliol College, Oxford, in 1953. After his graduation, he worked at the American Embassy in London for three years.

    Later Keegan was selected in Military History at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst as a lecturer. After 26 years of his experience as a junior lecturer, he became senior lecturer in military history during his tenure. At the same time, he also held a visiting professorship at Princeton University

    After leaving the academy, Keegan started working as a Defence Correspondent at Daily Telegraph, where he also worked as Defence Editor until his death.  

    Keegan was a British by nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. He married his long-term girlfriend, Susanne Ingeborg, after dating her for sometimes. The couple blessed with four children and the husband and wife were living a happy married life along with their children. He died on August 2, 2012, because of natural causes at his home in Kilmington, western England. 

    Keegan was a popular lecturer and military historian, who was earning a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. He had also served as a lecturer for numerous college and military academy, from which he must have collected a huge amount of money. During the time of his death, his net worth was $15 million

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    Born in United Kingdom

    1934

    Keegan was born in London, the United Kingdom and was raised in his birthplace along with his siblings and friends. He was the holder of a British nationality of white ethnicity. 

    Appointed as Officer of the Order of the British Empire

    1991

    Being a war correspondent for The Daily Telegraph, he was appointed as Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) "in recognition of service within the operations in the Gulf."

    Awarded with Samuel Eliot Morison Prize

    1996

    After his successful career as a militarian historian, Keegan was awarded the Samuel Eliot Morison Prize for lifetime achievement given by the Society for Military History.

    Died in United Kingdom

    2012

    After he gained a good fame in the world of entertainment, Keegan died at the age of 78 at his home in Kilmington, western England because of a natural cause. 

     

    Total Net worth

    2018

    Keegan was a popular lecturer and military historian, who was earning a tremendous amount of money from his professional career. During the time of his death, his net worth was $15 million.