Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax bio

Birth Name: Gary Gygax

Occupation: Game Designer

Place Of Birth: Illinois

Date Of Birth: July 27, 1938

Date Of Death: March 4, 2008

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: American

Gary Gygax was born on the 27th of July, 1938. He was known for being a Game Designer. Famous as a co-creator of the popular Dungeons & Dragons role-playing fantasy game and as a co-founder of the International Federation of Wargamers, he is also known for his writing work for Troll Lord Games and for his contributions to the games Dangerous Journeys; Lejendary Adventure; and Castles & Crusades.

Gary Gygax was born in Illinois. Born to Almina Burdick and Swiss professional violinist Ernst Gygax, he spent his childhood in Chicago, Illinois and Lake Geneva, Wisconsin. A novelist and voice actor as well as a game designer, he penned the books Death in Delhi and The Anubis Murders and voiced characters in episodes of Futurama and Dungeons & Dragons Online: Stormreach.

Gary Gygax was a Leo and was born in the Silent Generation.

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Gary Gygax was born in 1930s. The 1930s were called the Great Depression (1929-1939). It was the worst economic downturn in the history of the industrialized world. Despite the Great Depression, Hollywood and popular film production flourished. Radio was the main source of entertainment, information, and political propaganda, and jazz, blues, gospel, and folk music, became immensely popular. Discover what happened on this day.

Gary Gygax is part of the Silent Generation, which followed after the G.I. Generation. As young adults during the McCarthy Era, many members of this generation felt it was dangerous to speak out. They were too young to see action in World War II and too old to participate in the fun of the Summer of Love.


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Gary Gygax’s mother’s name is unknown at this time and his father’s name is under review. We will continue to update information on Gary Gygax’s parents.

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Personal Life

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Gary Gygax was born in the Year of the Tiger.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: Gary Gygax
AGE GENERATION: Silent Generation
BIRTH DAY: Wednesday
DEATH DAY: Tuesday



Zodiac Sign: Gary Gygax was a Leo. People of this zodiac sign like to be admired, expensive things, bright colors, and dislike being ignored, facing difficulties, not being treated specially. The strengths of this sign are being creative, passionate, generous, warm-hearted, cheerful, humorous, while weaknesses can be arrogant, stubborn, self-centered, lazy and inflexible. The greatest overall compatibility with Leo is Aquarius, Gemini.

Chinese Zodiac: Gary Gygax was born in the Year of the Rabbit. People born under this sign are thought to be brave and independent. They're respected for their deep thoughts and courageous actions, but sometimes show off when accomplishing something.

Ruling Planet: Gary Gygax had a ruling planet of Sun and has a ruling planet of Sun and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Sun. The Sun is about vitality and is the core giver of life. It is also known as being the most generous and noble of signs. People who are born with the Sun as the ruling planet are courageous, self-expressive and bold.

Gary Gygax’s birth sign is Leo and he had a ruling planet of Sun.

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