C. S. Forester Biography
Birthday: August 27, 1899 (Virgo)
Born In: Cairo, Egypt
C.S. Forester was one of the greatest authors of his time, who outshone and transcended many of his counterparts. He is particularly known for his works pertaining to naval warfare. His most iconic creation, ‘Horatio Hornblower’, the Royal Navy officer from the Napoleonic era, continues to inspire modern-day literati and has gone down in history as one of the most illustrious fictional characters. Apart from the 12-part Horatio Hornblower series, he has written other novels such as ‘A Ship of the Line’ and ‘Flying Colours’ that are a small part of his large repertoire of thirty five novels, two plays, three children’s books and five biographies. After spending a small part of his childhood in Cairo, Egypt, he moved with his mother to London and began writing a sequence of short stories during this time under a pseudonym. He then worked as a reporter with ‘The Times’ in London for a brief period of time and was only fully financially independent by the age of 27. At the onset of World War II, he wrote propaganda to convince the United States to join the Allied Forces. If you would like to learn more interesting information about this personality, scroll further.