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Virginia Woolf
Original name: Adeline Virginia Stephen
Birth: Jan. 25, 1882
London, England
Death: Mar. 28, 1941

The daughter of Julia and Leslie Stephen, Adeline Virginia married Leonard Woolf in 1912. A prolific writer who has had a great influence on 20th century English literature, Woolf wrote novels, essays, short stories and literary criticism. Several volumes of her letters and journals have been published as well. Among her best known works are the novels To the Lighthouse, Mrs. Dalloway, Orlando and The Waves and the essay, A Room of One's Own. Virginia was central to the Bloomsbury Group, prominent British artists, writers, and intellectuals who were her friends and relations. She struggled with mental illness on and off throughout her life. On March 28, 1941, she committed suicide by drowning in the River Ouse near her country house in the village of Rodmell, Sussex. 
 
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  Leonard Sidney Woolf (1880 - 1969)

Cause of death: Suicide
 
Burial:
Non-Cemetery Burial
Specifically: Ashes buried beneath an elm tree in the garden of Monk's House, Rodmell, Sussex, England
 
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Record added: Aug 20, 1998
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- Mazz
 Added: Jul. 7, 2014
Virginia Woolf:Thank you for the wonderful and interesting story. The movie, "The Hours", the director brought the true sense of your characterization towards your struggle life as a writer and a woman in that time period. Ms. Woolf, you and I are somewha...(Read more)
- MFPS
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014

- R I P
 Added: Mar. 28, 2014
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