William Golding

William Golding bio

Birth Name: William Gerald Golding

Occupation: Novelist

Place Of Birth: England

Date Of Birth: September 19, 1911

Date Of Death: June 19, 1993

Cause Of Death: N/A

Ethnicity: White

Nationality: British

William Golding was born on the 19th of September, 1911. He was best known for being a Novelist. A British author, poet, and playwright, he is best remembered for his first novel, Lord of the Flies, which ranked third on the Times’ 2008 list of the 50 Greatest British Writers since 1945. He was the 1983 recipient of the Nobel Prize in Literature.

William Golding was born in England. He served in World War II and was involved in both the Royal Navy’s pursuit of the Bismarck and in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. He published his famous debut novel, Lord of the Flies, in 1954. His 1980 novel, Rites of Passage– the first in the To the Ends of the Earth trilogy–earned him the 1980 Booker Prize for literature.

William Golding was a Virgo and was born in the G.I. Generation.

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William Golding was born in 1910s. The 1910s represented the culmination of European militarism. Discover what happened on this day.

William Gerald Golding 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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Personal Life

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William Golding was born in the Year of the Pig.

Fast Facts

REAL NAME: William Gerald Golding
NICKNAME: Sir William Gerald Golding
BIRTH DAY: Tuesday
DEATH DAY: Saturday



Zodiac Sign: William Golding was a Virgo. People of this zodiac sign like animals, healthy food, nature, cleanliness, and dislike rudeness and asking for help. The strengths of this sign are being loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, while weaknesses can be shyness, overly critical of self and others, all work and no play. The greatest overall compatibility with Virgo is Pisces and Cancer.

Chinese Zodiac: William Golding was born in the Year of the Tiger. People born under this sign are nice and good-mannered. They're always forgiving of other people's mistakes, which at times can translate to naivete and gullibility.

Ruling Planet: William Golding had a ruling planet of Mercury and has a ruling planet of Mercury and by astrological associations Wednesday is ruled by Mercury. In Astrology, Mercury is the planet that rules our mindset. People who are born with Mercury as the ruling planet have communication skills, intellect and cleverness.

William Golding’s birth sign is Virgo and he had a ruling planet of Mercury.

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