T. S. Eliot
Person Male Born 26/9/1888 Died 4/1/1965
Poet and publisher. Born Saint Louis, Missouri as Thomas Stearns Eliot. His works include: The Waste Land, Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats (on which Lloyd Webber based Cats), Murder in the Cathedral. Died at home, 3 Kensington Court Gardens, where the W8 plaque now is.
He requested that his ashes be taken to East Coker, the Somerset village from where his ancestors had set off for America. A line from the poem is inscribed on a plaque there: "In my beginning is my end. In my end is my beginning".
2019: His flat in Carlyle Mansions, Cheyne Walk, where he lived "for 11 years in the 1940s and early ’50s" is up for sale.