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Ian Lancaster Fleming

Ian Lancaster Fleming

Male 1908 - 1964  (56 years)

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  • Name Ian Lancaster Fleming 
    Born 23 May 1908  Mayfair, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Aug 1964  Canterbury, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I890  Gibbs Family Tree
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 

    Father Valentine Fleming,   b. 1882, Newport, Fife, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1917, Picardie, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Mother Evelyn Beatrice Sainte Croix Rose,   b. 10 Jan 1885, St Mary Abbots, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jul 1964, The Hotel Metropole, Kings Road, Brighton, Sussex Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1906  St George Hanover Square, London Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F381  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Geraldine Mary Charteris,   b. 19 Jun 1913, Stanway, Gloucestershire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1981, Swindon, Wiltshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 24 Mar 1952  Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Caspar Robert Fleming,   b. 12 Aug 1952, Paddington, London Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1975, Chelsea, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2018 
    Family ID F382  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst and, briefly, the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing.

      While working for Britain's Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War, Fleming was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye and in the planning and oversight of two intelligence units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and his career as a journalist provided much of the background, detail and depth of the James Bond novels.

      Fleming wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952. It was a success, with three print runs being commissioned to cope with the demand. Eleven Bond novels and two short-story collections followed between 1953 and 1966. The novels revolved around James Bond, an officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6. Bond was also known by his code number, 007, and was a commander in the Royal Naval Reserve. The Bond stories rank among the best-selling series of fictional books of all time, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children's story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and two works of non-fiction. In 2008, The Times ranked Fleming 14th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

      Fleming was married to Ann Charteris, who was divorced from the second Viscount Rothermere owing to her affair with the author. Fleming and Charteris had a son, Caspar. Fleming was a heavy smoker and drinker for most of his life and succumbed to heart disease in 1964 at the age of 56. Two of his James Bond books were published posthumously; other writers have since produced Bond novels. Fleming's creation has appeared in film twenty-six times, portrayed by seven actors.

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 23 May 1908 - Mayfair, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Mar 1952 - Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Aug 1964 - Canterbury, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Sevenhampton, Swindon, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
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