Born- June 25th, 1903 Died- January 21, 1950 George Orwell was born as Eric Arthur Blair in Mothihari Bengal, India. He was a famous novelist, essayist, and critic. He is best known for his novels Animal Farmand 1984. Orwell was never close to his father for he was a British civil servant and was stationed in India and decided to stay behind after Orwell's mother took him and his sisters to settle in Henley-on-Thames. While growing up Orwell was sick and struggled with bronchitis and the flu often. Orwell went to an English boarding school just like most of the other boys. After completing school, Orwell's family didn't have money to send him to a university. Instead, he joined the India Police Force in 1922. After five years, he resigned and returned to working towards being a writer. In 1936, he married his first wife, Eileen O'Shaughnessy, until her death in 1945. Eileen supported Orwell's career. In 1944, the couple adopted a son and named him Richard Horatio Blair, after one of Orwell's ancestors. Their son was mostly raised by Orwell's sister, Avril, after Eileen's death. In 1938, Orwell was diagnosed with tuberculosis. At this time there was no effective treatment for this disease. Near the end of his life, Orwell proposed to Sonia Brownell who was an editor and they got married in 1950. Orwell died in 1950 from his tuberculosis and Brownell inherited his estates and made a career out of managing his legacy.