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1898

Clive Staples Lewis was born in Belfast, Ireland, to Albert James and Florence Augusta Lewis. He was baptised by his maternal grandfather, a priest in the Church of Ireland, on 29 January 1899 in St Mark’s Church, Dundela.

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C. S. Lewis

Clive Staples Lewis (29 November 1898 – 22 November 1963) was a British writer and lay theologian. He held academic positions in English literature at both Oxford University (Magdalen College, 1925–1954) and Cambridge University (Magdalene College, 1954–1963). He is best known for his works of fiction, especially The Screwtape Letters, The Chronicles of Narnia,…

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