Wheatley, Dennis

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Wheatley, Dennis Gender: M
born on 8 January 1897 at 19:30 (= 7:30 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 18°51' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 25°52 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 25°33'


British author who, in the fantasy field, was particularly noted for his novels of black magic, including, "They Found Atlantis." He began writing with his first novel published in 1933, an immediate success. He also write secret-service adventures and occult novels.

Prior to writing, he held a naval commission in WW I where he was gas poisoned in 1918. The next year, he entered his family's wine business, taking it over in 1926. Five years later, in 1931, he was married happily, and sold the wine business the following year to write fulltime.

Died on 11/11/1977, London, England.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Health : Job related injury 1918 (Gas poisoned in WW I)

Source Notes

Revill quotes him in AJ Autumn/1967; same in his book "Devil and All His Works."

Sy Scholfield quotes "The Time Has Come: The young man said, 1897-1914" by Dennis Wheatley (Hutchinson, 1977), p. 37: "I was their first child, and was born shortly before 8 o'clock in the evening on Friday, 8 January, 1897."


  • Family : Relationship : Number of Marriages (One)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 80)
  • Vocation : Business : Business owner (Took over family business)
  • Vocation : Business : Top executive (CEO)
  • Vocation : Food and Beverage : Alcohol business (Vintner)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Navy)
  • Vocation : Military : Wounded (Gas Poison in WW I)
  • Vocation : Writers : Detective/ Mystery
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction
  • Vocation : Writers : Metaphysics/ Parapsychology (Occult and black magic novels)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Culture Collection