Timeline Of A. A. Milne
- 1882 Alan
Alexander Milne was born on January 18 in London, England. He was the
third and youngest son of John Vine Milne; master of Henley House, a private
school for boys, and Sarah Maria Milne.
- 1925 The
Milne's moved into a cottage at Cotchford Farm in Sussex, which will later serve
as the setting for the Winnie-the-Pooh books. Milne publishes A Gallery of
Children, a little-known collection of children's stories that do not include
Christopher Robin or his toys. On December 24, the London Evening News publishes
a story entitled "Winnie-the-Pooh", what would eventually become the
chapter of the book. Illustrations for this story were created by J.H. Dowd.
- 1952 Publishes
his final book, Year In, Year Out, a collection of essays. Has a stroke in
October and undergoes an operation in December that leaves him partially
- 1956 Dies on
January 31 at the age of 74. By this time, his four children's books have been
translated into a dozen languages and have sold more than 7 million copies.