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Rudyard Kipling
Kipling in 1895
Kipling in 1895
Born Joseph Rudyard Kipling
(1865-12-30)30 December 1865
Bombay, Bombay Presidency, British India
Died 18 January 1936(1936-01-18) (aged 70)
London, England, United Kingdom
Resting place Poets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, London
Occupation Short-story writer, novelist, poet, journalist
Nationality British
Genre Short story, novel, children's literature, poetry, travel literature, science fiction
Notable works The Jungle Book
Just So Stories
Captains Courageous
"Gunga Din"
"The White Man's Burden"
Notable awards Nobel Prize in Literature
Caroline Starr Balestier (m. 1892)
Children 3, including Elsie Bambridge and John Kipling


Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 - 18 January 1936) was an English author and poet. He was born in Bombay, India. He wrote children's fiction, like Kim, The Jungle Book and Puck of Pooks Hill. He also wrote the well-known poems, If — and Gunga Din, and many short stories set in India. He was awarded the 1907 Nobel Prize in Literature.

Kipling died of a perforated duodenal ulcer in Fitzrovia, London in 1936 and is buried in Westminster Abbey, London.

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