George Orwell

Birth Name: Eric Arthur Blair

Date of Birth: 25 June, 1903

Place of Birth: Motihari, Bengal Presidency, British India (present-day East Champaran, Bihar, India)

Date of Death: 21 January, 1950

Place of Death: University College Hospital, London, England, U.K.

*75% English
*25% French

George Orwell was an English novelist, essayist, journalist, and critic. He is known for his novel Animal Farm.

George was born in Motihari, India, the son of Ida Mabel (Limouzin) and Richard Walmesley Blair. His father was born in Milborne, Dorset, England. His mother was born in Penge, Surrey, England, to a French father and an English mother.

He was married to Eileen Blair, until her death, and to Sonia Orwell, until his death. He had a son with Eileen, who was adopted.

George’s paternal grandfather was Thomas Richard Blair (the son of Charles Blair and Jane). Thomas was born in Exbury, Hampshire, England. Charles was the son of Charles Blair and Mary Fane.

George’s paternal grandmother was named Frances Catherine Hare. Frances was born in Cape Town, Cape of Good Hope.

George’s maternal grandfather was Francis Matthew Limouzin (the son of John Eugene Limouzin). Francis was born in Bordeaux, Gironde, Aquitaine, France.

George’s maternal grandmother was named Theresa Catherine Halliley.

Sources: Genealogies of George Orwell –

2 Responses

  1. follers says:

    Ethnic, is there a picture, please?

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