Rudyard Kipling, Villiers St, London, UK
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N 51° 30.462 W 000° 07.410
30U E 699613 N 5710208
Quick Description: Rudyard Kipling was an English poet and writer of short stories. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907
Location: United Kingdom
Date Posted: 5/23/2008 9:19:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM3VQQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member 50sumtin
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Long Description:

Rudyard Kipling was an English poet and writer of short stories. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in literature in 1907 [1].

Kipling is famous for his poetry of the Empire, in which he frequently takes the part of the common soldior. His most famous poems are probably "If -", "Gunga Din", "The Ballad of East and West", "Tommy", "Boots", "Mandalay" (and others). He also wrote the novel "Kim", and for children the "Just So" stories, and two collections of "The Jungle Book" stories, famously adapted into a cartoon movie by Disney.

The building, or the series of buildings on the site, has an interesting history (see image of plaque), having been the birthplace of Francis Bacon in 1561 and home to Samuel Pepys in 1701.

The plaque reads:
Rudyard Kipling 1865-1936 poet and story writer lived here 1889-1891

Further information:

  1. Nobelprize.org Rudyard Kipling: The Nobel Prize in Literature 1907
  2. The Kipling Society
  3. Wikipedia Rudyard Kipling
  4. GC11CPE Never The Twain. A Geocache named after a Kipling quote.

Blue Plaque managing agency: London County Council

Individual Recognized: Rudyard Kipling

Physical Address:
43 Villiers St
London,
WC2


Web Address: [Web Link]

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