Roald Dahl Biography

Published On May 01, 2017
Facts of Roald Dahl
Date of Birth: 1916 , September-13
Date of Death: 1990 , November-23
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 6 Feet 6 Inch
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 Dahl and his sister were raised in the Lutheran faith and were baptized at the Norwegian Church, Cardiff, where their parents worshiped. Roald Dahl’s sister died at the early age of 3 because of appendix and weeks later his father died of phenomena at the age of 57. Dahl’s mother decided to remain in Wales because his father wished to have their children educated in British School. Dahl received his earliest education at landaff Cathedral School. Roald  Dahl later transferred to Repton, a private school with a reputation for academic excellence. While in Washington, DC., Dahl met with author C.S. Forrester, who encouraged him to start writing.

Novelist Dahl married film actress Patricia Neal, who won an Academy Award for her role in Hud. The marriage lasted for 30 years, and the couple gave birth to five children one of whom sadly died. Dahl told his children nightly bedtime stories that inspired his future career as a children’s writer. The couple eventually divorced and soon after, Dahl married Felicity Ann Crosland.

Over his decades-long writing career, Dahl Composed 19 children’s books and nine short story collections. He also wrote several television and movie script. After suffering from an unspecified infection, Roald Dahl got admitted to the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, England. He died at the age of 74.

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Birth of British Novelist Roald Dahl

1916

Roald Dahl was born on September 13, 1961 in landclaff, cardiff, united kingdom. Dahl was a British Novelist who wrote 19 children's books and 9 short story collection. 

Dahl joined Royal Air Force

1939

Dahl joined Royal Air Force, after training in Nairobi Kenya, Roald Dahl become a World War Fighter pilot. While Serving in Mediterranean, Dahl crash-landed in Alexandria, Egypt. The crash left him with serious injuries to his skull, spine and hip.

First Children Story For Walt Diseny

1942

Dahl wrote his first story for children, 'The Gremlins' for Walt Diseny.The story wasn't that sucessful, so Dahl went back to writting macrabe and  mysterious story geared toward alduld readers.

Establish himself as Children writter

1961

British Novelist Roald Dahl establish himself as a children's writer, when he published the book 'James and Gaint Peach'. The book meet with huge critical and commercial compliment. Three year later, Dahl publishedbook named  'Charlie' and 'Chocolate Factory' eventually both book were made into popular movie.  

Roald Dahl worked in Shell Oil Company

1932

After graduation from Repton Roald Dahl, went on an expedition to Newfoundland. He took a job with Shell Oil Company in Tanzania, Africa where he remaind for eight years.

 

Roald Award and Achievement

1954

Great British Novelist Dahl won' Edgar Allen Poe' awards and' Mystery Writers of Americ'a awards. Roald Dahl won' Mystery Writers of' America' awards three time. Dahl's' Charlie' and 'Chocolate Factory' wons several awards too such as New England Round Table of Children's Librarians Award, Surrey School award, Nene award, Millennium Children's Book Award and Blue Peter Book Award.

last breath On Earth

1990

 Famous story writer Dahal suffered from unspecified infection and admitted to John  Radcliffe hospital in Oxford, England. Roald Dahl died on 23rd November, 1990 in Oxford, United Kingdom at the age of 74.