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Date of Birth 22 June 1856Bradenham, Norfolk, England, UK
Date of Death 14 May 1925London, England, UK
Birth NameHenry Rider Haggard

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Mariana Louisa Margitson (11 August 1880 - 14 May 1925) (his death) (4 children)

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Wrote "King Solomon's Mines" in six weeks on a bet, and almost sold the manuscript to the publisher for a paltry 500 pounds. At the last minute, he insisted on 10% of the royalties, which set him up for life.
Grandfather of Piers Haggard.
British novelist of Danish ancestry. Wrote African-based adventure stories, best known of which are the often filmed "She" (1887) and "King Solomon's Mines" (1885). He was based in South Africa (1875-1882) as assistant to the secretary to Sir Henry Bulwer, Lieutenant-Governor of the Colony of Natal.
Six adaptations of "She" were filmed by 1917. All in all, there have been thirty screen adaptations of Haggard's work.
In 1912 he received a knighthood and a Royal Commission.
Haggard served as secretary to Natal governor, Sir Henry Bulwer, nephew of Edward Bulwer Lytton, author of "The Last Days of Pompeii from 1975 to 1880.
Haggard was good friends with Rudyard Kipling.
Haggard wrote over 50 novels, most of which have an African background, but his fames rests primarily on only two, "She" and "King Solomo's Mines.".

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