Hillaire Belloc Born on This Date

Hilaire Belloc

Hillaire Belloc born this date in 1870. Belloc, a prolific writer and historian, became a naturalized British subject in 1902. He had many long-running feuds, most notably with George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells. Wells commented that “Debating Mr. Belloc is like arguing with a hailstorm.” Belloc died at age 82 from wounds sustained in a fall into his fireplace.

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