Powell, Anthony

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Powell, Anthony Gender: M
Anthony Dymoke Powell
born on 21 December 1905 at 12:50 (= 12:50 PM )
Place London, England, 51n30, 0w10
Timezone GMT h0e (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Fisher
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 29°01' s_mo.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 25°40 Asc.s_aricol.18.gif 27°06'

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British writer, best known for his autobiographical 12-volume series of novels, "A Dance to the Music of Time," 1951-75. One of the most highly regarded literary creations after World War II, this million-word masterpiece resulted in Powell being called the "English Proust."

His father was an officer in the Welsh Regiment, so Powell’s childhood was spent moving from one place to another. From 1919-23, he attended Eton College, and from 1923-26, he studied at Balliol College in Oxford. After graduation, he went to work for the Duckworth Publishing House in London, and his first novel, "Afternoon Men," was published in 1931. In 1936, he left the publishing business and became a journalist for the Daily Telegraph. After taking a job as a scriptwriter for Warner Brothers that same year, he spent a few months in Hollywood, California. His book, "What’s Become of Waring?," was published in 1939, the same year he was commissioned into the Welsh Regiment at the onset of World War II. He went on to serve in the Intelligence Corps. In 1973, he was offered a knighthood but refused it. In 1988, he was appointed a Companion of Honour.

On 12/01/1934, he married Lady Violet Pakenham, third daughter of the 5th Earl of Longford. They had a son, Tristram.

Powell died on 3/28/2000 near Frome, Somerset, England.

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  • Social : Begin a program of study 1919 (Eton College)
  • Social : Begin a program of study 1923 (Balliol College)
  • Social : End a program of study 1926 (Graduated from Balliol)
  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1931 (First novel released)
  • Relationship : Marriage 1 December 1934 (Lady Violet Pakenham)
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  • Work : New Career 1936 (Journalist for the Daily Telegraph)
  • Social : Joined group 1939 (Commissioned into the Welsh Regiment)
  • Work : Begin Major Project 1951 (First of 12-volume autobiography, 25 years)
  • Work : Prize 1973 (Declined knighthood)
  • Work : Prize 1988 (Companion of Honour)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 28 March 2000 in Frome (Age 94)
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Source Notes

David Fisher quotes his autobiography for "just before 1:00 PM."


  • Family : Parenting : Kids 1-3 (One son)
  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 94)
  • Vocation : Military : Military service (Welsh Regiment, Intelligence Corp)
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer (12 volumes)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist (Journalist)
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction (Novels)
  • Vocation : Writers : Playwright/ script (Scriptwriter, secondary)
  • Notable : Awards : Knighted (Declined knighthood)
  • Notable : Awards : Vocational award (Companion of Honour)