G. K. Chesterton (Gilbert Keith) (1874-1936)

Death: 14th June 1936
Location: Catholic Cemetery, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England
Cause of death:  Heart Failure
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English writer, best remembered for his short stories featuring the priest detective Father Brown
After finishing his education he started working for a publisher in London where he remained until 1902. In 1902 he was given a weekly column in the Daily News and in 1905 he was given a column in the Illustrated London News, which he continued to write for thirty years. As well as writing short stories he wrote novels, plays, poetry and essays, much of it containing Christian themes and symbolism.