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Robert von Ranke Graves

Birthplace: Wimbledon, Surrey, England UK
Death: December 07, 1985 (90)
Deià, Mallorca, Spain
Immediate Family:

Son of Alfred Perceval Graves and Amalie Elisabeth Sophie von Ranke
Husband of Beryl Antoinette Graves and Nancy Nicholson
Father of William Graves; Lucia Graves; Juan Graves; Tomás Graves; Private and 4 others
Brother of Clarissa Graves; Rosaleen Louise Graves; Charles Patrick Ranke Graves and John Tiarks von Ranke Graves
Half brother of Philip Perceval Graves; Mary Graves; Richard Graves; Alfred Perceval Graves and Susanne Winthrop Graves

Occupation: Ma.B.Litt. Prof. of Poetry i. Oxford a.D., Schriftsteller
Managed by: Randy Schoenberg
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About Robert von Ranke Graves

Robert von Ranke Graves (also known as Robert Ranke Graves and most commonly Robert Graves) 24 July 1895 – 7 December 1985) was an English poet, translator and novelist. During his long life he produced more than 140 works. Graves' poems—together with his translations and innovative interpretations of the Greek myths, his memoir of his early life, including his role in the First World War, Goodbye to All That, and his historical study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess—have never been out of print.

He earned his living from writing, particularly popular historical novels such as I, Claudius, King Jesus, The Golden Fleece, and Count Belisarius. He also was a prominent translator of Classical Latin and Ancient Greek texts; his versions of The Twelve Caesars and The Golden Ass remain popular today for their clarity and entertaining style. Graves was awarded the 1934 James Tait Black Memorial Prize for both I, Claudius and Claudius the God.

At the outbreak of World War I in August 1914, Graves enlisted almost immediately, taking a commission in the Royal Welch Fusiliers

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Robert von Ranke Graves's Timeline

July 24, 1895
Wimbledon, Surrey, England UK
December 7, 1985
Age 90
Deià, Mallorca, Spain