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Robert Graves (II) (1895–1985)

British poet and novelist Robert Graves was born Robert von Ranke Graves in London, England, in 1895. He began to write poetry while a student at London's Charterhouse School, and even while serving as an officer in the British army during World War I he kept at it, turning out three books of poetry in 1916 and 1917 while posted to the western ... See full bio »


(age 90) in Majorca, Spain

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I, Claudius Writer
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I, Claudius Writer


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 2006 Beauty in Trouble (poem)
 1996 The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century (TV Mini-Series documentary) (memoir Goodbye To All That - uncredited)
 1993 Drug-Taking and the Arts (Documentary) (letter Between Moon and Moon)
 1978 The Shout (story)
 1976 I, Claudius (TV Mini-Series) (novels "I, Claudius" and "Claudius The God" - 13 episodes)
- Old King Log (1976) ... (novels "I, Claudius" and "Claudius The God")
- A God in Colchester (1976) ... (novels "I, Claudius" and "Claudius The God")
- Fool's Luck (1976) ... (novels "I, Claudius" and "Claudius The God")
- Hail Who? (1976) ... (novels "I, Claudius" and "Claudius The God")
- Zeus, by Jove! (1976) ... (novels "I, Claudius" and "Claudius The God")
 1973 Le guerriere dal seno nudo (screenplay)
 1967 Much Ado About Nothing (TV Movie) (adaptation)
 1965 The Epic That Never Was (TV Movie documentary) (novel "I, Claudius")
 1962 They Hanged My Saintly Billy (TV Movie) (novel)
 1957 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (story: They Hanged My Saintly Billy - 1 episode)
- The Mystery of Thirteen (1957) ... (story: They Hanged My Saintly Billy)
 1937 I, Claudius (book)
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Other Works:

Translator (w / Laura Riding): "An Almost Forgotten Germany", by Georg Schwartz See more »

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5 Print Biographies | 4 Portrayals | 5 Articles | See more »

Alternate Names:

Robert von Ranke-Graves

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Personal Quote:

Poetry is a way of thought--non-intellectual, anti-decorative thought at that--rather than an art.


He allegedly declined the C.B.E. (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1957 and the Companion of Honor in 1984 for his services to literature. See more »

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