Person Male Born 3/12/1857 Died 3/8/1924
Novelist, considered one of the greatest writers in English, despite it not being his mother-tongue. Born into a noble Polish family in what is now Ukraine. Working on ships he came to Britain in 1878 and learnt English. In 1886 he took British nationality. His works include: 'The secret agent' and 'Heart of darkness'. Died at home near Canterbury.