|Birthname||William Alexander Gerhardie|
|born on||21 November 1895 at 23:50 (= 11:50 PM )|
|Place||St.Petersburg, Russian Federation, 59n55, 30e15|
|Timezone||KET h2e30 (is standard time)|
|Astrology data||29°21' 02°44 Asc. 05°43'|
British novelist and playwright born in Russia because his dad was a British industrialist living there at the time. The Russian Revolution of 1917 would affect him and his family, and the event would serve as fodder for his first novel "Futility" (1922). Considered among the best and brightest talents of the 1920s, he aslso produced "The Polyglots" (1925) and Doom (1928). His novel "Resurrection" was published in 1940. The author of non-fiction as well, he wrote "God's Fifth Column: A Biography of the Age 1890-1940" and "Memoirs of a Polyglot: The Autobiography of William Gerhardie." He died in London on July 15, 1977, age 81.
- Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1922 ("Futility," his first novel)
Sy Scholfield quotes Dido Davies' book, "William Gerhardie: A Biography" (Oxford University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-19-282852-5), p. 13: "born in wintry St Petersburg, shortly before midnight on 21 November 1895."
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
- Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
- Vocation : Writers : Fiction