G. K. Chesterton
Person Male Born 29/5/1874 Died 14/6/1936
Writer. Born 32 Sheffield Terrace, Campden Hill, as Gilbert Keith Chesterton. Best known for the Father Brown stories. He often wrote about religion and in 1922 converted to Roman Catholicism. In later life he became obese. Wearing a hat and cape he made a distinctive figure as he hung around the taverns of Fleet Street, a latter-day Dr Johnson. Died at his home at Top Meadow, Beaconsfield.