Thomas Stearns Eliot or T.S. Eliot was born in St. Louis, Missouri on 26th September 1888. In 1898 he began schooling at Smith Academy in St. Louis and later in 1905 continued at Milton Academy in Massachusetts. He did his did his undergraduate years at Harvard from 1906-1910.
He finished a version of “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” in 1911 while in Paris and then returned to Harvard to study Philosophy as a graduate until 1914.
1915 he marries Vivien Haigh-Wood on June 26th. He begins publishing poems that later appear in the Prufrock volume.
1917 Prufrock and Other Observation published.
1919 Ara Vos Prec published, with “Gerontion” and the poems later published in Poems – 1920. “Tradition and the Individual Talent” appears in The Egoist.
1921 finishes the drafts of The Waste Land, which he then shows to Pound. 1922 The Waste Land published. First issue of Criterion appears.
1925 Poems 1909-1925 published with “The Hollow Men”)
1933 Obtains legal separation from Vivien.
1947 Vivien Eliot dies.
1948 Wins Nobel Prize for Literature. Notes Towards the Definition of Culture published.
1957 Married Valerie Fletcher on January 10.
1965 Dies on January 4th; his ashes to East Coker.