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Full Name at Birth
Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Writer, Poet, Novelist
Claim to Fame
"The Jungle Book", "Gunga Din", "The Man Who Would Be King": 1907 Nobel Prize for Literature
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling ( RUD-yəd KIP-ling; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old. Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (a collection of stories which includes "Rikki-Tikki-Tavi"), the Just So Stories (1902), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including "The Man Who Would Be King" (1888); and his poems include "Mandalay" (1890), "Gunga Din" (1890), "The Gods of the Copybook Headings" (1919), "The White Man's Burden" (1899), and "If—" (1910). He i
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