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Aldous Huxley

Writer; Author
Born Jul 26, 1894

Aldous Leonard Huxley was an English writer and one of the most prominent members of the famous Huxley family. Best known for his novels including Brave New World and a wide-ranging output of essays, Huxley also edited the magazine Oxford Poetry, and published short stories, poetry, travel writing, film stories and scripts. Huxley spent the later part of his life in the United States, living in Los Angeles from 1937 until his death.… Read More

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1894 Birth Aldous Huxley was born in Godalming, Surrey, England, in 1894. … Read More


1908 13 Years Old Huxley's mother died in 1908 when he was 14.
1911 16 Years Old In 1911, he suffered an illness (keratitis punctata) which "left him practically blind for two to three years". … Read More


1916 21 Years Old In 1916 he edited Oxford Poetry and later graduated (B.A.) with first class honours. … Read More
1918 23 Years Old For a short while in 1918, he was employed acquiring provisions at the Air Ministry. … Read More
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In 1919 he married Maria Nys, a Belgian woman he met at Garsington; they had one son. … Read More


1930 35 Years Old Following Lawrence's death in 1930, Huxley edited Lawrence's letters (1933). … Read More


1937 42 Years Old In 1937, Huxley moved to Hollywood, with his wife Maria, son Matthew, and friend Gerald Heard. … Read More
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Heard introduced Huxley to Vedanta (Upanishad-centered philosophy), meditation, and vegetarianism through the principle of ahimsa. In 1938 Huxley befriended J. … Read More
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Beginning in 1939 and continuing until his death in 1963, Huxley had an extensive association with the Vedanta Society of Southern California, founded and headed by Swami Prabhavananda. … Read More
1940 45 Years Old In 1940, Huxley relocated from Hollywood to a ranchito in the high desert hamlet of Llano, California, in northernmost Los Angeles County. … Read More
1942 47 Years Old He wrote a book about his successes with the Bates Method, The Art of Seeing, which was published in 1942 (US), 1943 (UK). … Read More


1952 57 Years Old For instance, some ten years after publication of The Art of Seeing, in 1952, Bennett Cerf was present when Huxley spoke at a Hollywood banquet, wearing no glasses and apparently reading his paper from the lectern without difficulty: "Then suddenly he faltered—and the disturbing truth became obvious. … Read More


1956 61 Years Old In 1956 he married Laura Archera (1911–2007), also an author. … Read More
1960 65 Years Old In 1960 Huxley himself was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer, and in the years that followed, with his health deteriorating, he wrote the Utopian novel Island, and gave lectures on "Human Potentialities" at the Esalen Institute, which were fundamental to the forming of the Human Potential Movement. … Read More
1963 69 Years Old According to her account of his death in This Timeless Moment, she obliged with an injection at 11:45 am and a second one a few hours later; Huxley died aged 69, at 5:20 pm on 22 November 1963, several hours after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. … Read More
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