Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing bio

Birth Name: Doris May Tayler

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: Iran

Date Of Birth: October 22, 1919

Date Of Death: November 17, 2013

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

Doris Lessing was born on the 22nd of October, 1919. She was known for being a Novelist. Known for such novels as The Grass is Singing and The Golden Notebook, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 2007. Her other notable works include The Good Terrorist, The Fifth Child, and The Sweetest Dream.

Doris Lessing was born in Iran. After studying at the Dominican Convent School in Zimbabwe, she left home at the age of fifteen to work as a maid and nurse. She was ranked fifth on The Times’ 2008 list of the Fifty Greatest British Writers Since 1945.

Doris Lessing was a Libra and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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Doris May Tayler is part of G.I. Generation also known as The Greatest Generation. This generation experienced much of their youth during the Great Depression and rapid technological innovation such as the radio and the telephone. The initials "G.I." is military terminology referring to "Government Issue" or "General Issue".


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Doris Lessing’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and her father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Doris Lessing’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Doris Lessing was born in the Year of the Goat.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Doris May Tayler
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday



Zodiac Sign: Doris Lessing was a Libra. People of this zodiac sign like harmony, gentleness, sharing with others, the outdoors, and dislike violence, injustice, loudmouths, conformity. The strengths of this sign are being cooperative, diplomatic, gracious, fair-minded, social, while weaknesses can be indecisive, holding a grudge and self-pity. The greatest overall compatibility with Libra is Aries and Sagittarius.

Chinese Zodiac: Doris Lessing was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign enjoy being alone with their thoughts. They're creative thinkers, economic, cautitous and appreciate the arts, they can also be indecisive.

Ruling Planet: Doris Lessing had a ruling planet of Venus and has a ruling planet of Venus and by astrological associations Friday is ruled by Venus. Venus is the planet of love, harmony, money and possessions. Venus is graceful, charming, sensual and social. People who are born with Mars as the ruling planet have beauty, charm and sensuality.

Doris Lessing’s birth sign is Libra and she had a ruling planet of Venus.

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