May Gibbs bio

Birth Name: May Gibbs

Occupation: Children’s Author

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: January17, 1877

Date Of Death: November 27, 1969

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: Unknown

Nationality: Australian

May Gibbs was born on the 17th of January, 1877. She was famous for being a Children’s Author. Best remembered for her Snugglepot and Cuddlepie series of children’s books, this Australian writer and illustrator created the famous “gumnut babies” characters. Her later works include Bib and Bub: Their Adventures and Scotty in Gumnut Land.

May Gibbs was born in England. In the early years of the Twentieth Century, she began working for Perth, Australia’s Western Mail newspaper. She later lived in the United Kingdom for nearly a decade, devoting herself to the study of art and publishing her debut book, About Us. She penned two popular Australian comic strips: Bib and Bub (which ran from the 1920s through the late 1960s) and the shorter-lived Tiggy Touchwood (which was published from 1925 until 1931).

May Gibbs was a Capricorn and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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May Gibbs was born in 1870s.

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

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Personal Life

Like many famous people and celebrities, May Gibbs kept her personal life private. Once more details are available, we will update this section.

May Gibbs was born in the Year of the Ox.

Fast Facts

BIRTH SIGN:Capricorn
BIRTH DAY:Wednesday
DEATH DAY:Thursday



Zodiac Sign: May Gibbs was a Capricorn. People of this zodiac sign like family, tradition, and dislike almost everything at some point. The strengths of this sign are being responsible, disciplined, good managers, while weaknesses can be to be the know-it-all, unforgiving, condescending and expecting the worst. The greatest overall compatibility with Capricorn is Taurus and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: May Gibbs was born in the Year of the Ox. People born under this sign are persistent and straightforward. They have a strong faith and can be seen as stubborn in their old ways.

Ruling Planet: May Gibbs had a ruling planet of Saturn and has a ruling planet of Saturn and by astrological associations Saturday is ruled by Saturn. Saturn is a planet of commitment and responsibility, but also restriction and delay. People who are born with Saturn as the ruling planet are disciplined and are hard workers.

May Gibbs’s birth sign is Capricorn and she had a ruling planet of Saturn.

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