Timeline of events in T.S. Eliot's life

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September 26th, 1888
Thomas Stearns Eliot was born in St. Louis. He was the sixth and last child of Henry Ware Eliot and Charlotte Stearns Eliot.
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1906
Eliot enrolled at Harvard University. He completed his undergraduate studies in three years and his masters in four.
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1910
He graduated from Harvard. He obtained bachelor's and master's degrees.
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1910
He travelled to Paris to study at Sorbonne for 1 year.
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1914
He studied at Merton College at Oxford University. Here he met Ezra Pound. They became lifelong friends.
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1915
'The Love Song of J.Alfred Prufrock' was published.
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June 26th, 1915
Eliot married his wife, Vivienne Haigh-Wood.
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1915
In 1915, he also began a teaching job at Highgate School.
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1921
Eliot suffered a nervous breakdown.
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1933
He separated from Vivienne. A little time after their separation, Vivienne was admitted to a mental hospital where she spent the rest of her life.
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September 1st, 1939
World War II was declared.
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1947
Vivienne died.
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1948
Eliot was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature.
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January 10th, 1957
Eliot marries again to Esmé Valerie Fletcher. 37 years younger than himself.
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January 4th, 1965
Eliot died of emphysema aged 76.
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Eliot enrolled at Harvard University. He completed his undergraduate studies in three years and his masters in four.

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He travelled to Paris to study at Sorbonne for 1 year.

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He studied at Merton College at Oxford University. Here he met Ezra Pound. They became lifelong friends.

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