Arthur David Waley

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Arthur David Waley (Schloss)

Birthplace: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
Death: June 27, 1966 (76)
London, United Kingdom
Place of Burial: Highgate Cemetery, London, England
Immediate Family:

Son of David Frederick Schloss and Rachel Sophia Schloss
Husband of Alison Joyce Waley - Robinson
Partner of Beryl de Zoete
Brother of Sigismund David Waley

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About Arthur David Waley

Arthur David Waley CH CBE (born Arthur David Schloss) was an English Orientalist and sinologist who achieved both popular and scholarly acclaim for his translations of Chinese and Japanese poetry. Among his honours were the CBE in 1952, the Queen's Gold Medal for Poetry in 1953, and he was made Companion of Honour in 1956.

Waley was his mother's maiden name.

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August 19, 1889
Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England
June 27, 1966
Age 76
London, United Kingdom
Highgate Cemetery, London, England