Durant, Ariel

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Durant, Ariel Gender: F
Kaufman, Ada
born on 10 May 1898 at 20:30 (= 8:30 PM )
Place Proskurov, Ukraine, 49n25, 27e00
Timezone LST m26e30 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: McEvoy
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 20°05' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 22°25 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 02°31'

Portrait of Ariel Durant 
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Ariel Durant
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American historian who collaborated with her husband Will Durant on their famed series "The Story of Civilization." They won the Pulitzer Prize in 1967.

She emigrated with her family to the US in November 1901 and they settled in New York. She met Will when she was a student at the Ferrer School; he was her teacher, and he first nicknamed her "Puck" because he thought of her as a sprite, later referring to her as her Ariel, a name she adopted legally. By age 15, she had fallen in love with him and he with her. With her mother's permission they married.

Over time, she became more and more valuable to his work, and by volume eight of "The Story of Civilization," she was listed as the co-author.

She died at home on Oct. 25, 1981, Los Angeles just two weeks before her beloved husband Will. She was 83.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • spouse relationship with Durant, Will (born 5 November 1885). Notes: Happy


  • Work : Prize 1967 (Pulitzer Prize)

Source Notes

Frances McEvoy quotes her; original entry listed 1899 as birth year; however a photo of her grave in Pierce Brothers Westwood Memorial Park in Los Angeles, California and most other sources give 1898 as her birth year. PT changed the year to 1898 in August 2004


  • Family : Relationship : Mate - Noted (Will Durant)
  • Vocation : Writers : Textbook/ Non-fiction (History)
  • Notable : Awards : Pulitzer prize (Historical writing)
  • Notable : Book Collection : Profiles Of Women