C. S. Lewis (1898-1963)

Scholar and author best known for writing The Chronicles of Narnia children's books and several popular works on Christianity.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
80
Names
C. S. Lewis
Jack nickname
Dates
1898-1963
Birth
November 29, 1898
Death
July 13, 1960
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Timeline

29 Nov 1898
Birth of C.S. Lewis
1905
Young C.S. Lewis is writing stories in Little Lea, Belfast
1910
C.S. Lewis attends Campbell College in Belfast
Sep 1913
C.S. Lewis attends Malvern College
29 Apr 1917
C.S. Lewis attends University College, Oxford
Nov 1917
C.S. Lewis sent to trenches in France
13 Jan 1919
C. S. Lewis returns to Oxford from World War I after armistice is signed.
Aug 1919
Back from the war, C. S. Lewis resumes his studies at University College, Oxford. He excels in many subjects, receiving a First in Honour Moderations (1920), a First in Greats (1922) and a First in English (1923).
1924
C. S. Lewis serves as a philosophy tutor at University College.
20 May 1925
C.S. Lewis elected fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford
May 1926
C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien meet at Merton College, Oxford
1929
Long-time atheist C. S. Lewis reluctantly converts to theism
Oct 1930
C. S. Lewis, his brother Warnie, and Janie Moore (the mother of Paddy, Lewis' college roommate who died in WWI) buy a house called the Kilns for £3,300. The three, along with Mrs. Moore's daughter Maureen, will share the house for the rest of their lives
19 Sep 1931
C. S. Lewis has a late-night conversation with Hugo Dyson and J. R. R. Tolkien regarding myth and the truth of Christianity, which will soon lead to Lewis' conversion.
28 Sep 1931
Conversion of C. S. Lewis

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