Gerhardie, William

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Gerhardie, William Gender: M
William Alexander Gerhardie
born on 21 November 1895 at 23:50 (= 11:50 PM )
Place St.Petersburg, Russian Federation, 59n55, 30e18
Timezone LST m30e15 (is standard time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
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William Gerhardie (by Norman Ivor Lancashire (1927-2004). Photograph by Stella Harpley)
photo: Stellaharpley, license cc-by-sa-3.0


British novelist and playwright born in Russia because his dad was a British industrialist living there at the time. The Russian Revolution of 1917 would affect him and his family, and the event would serve as fodder for his first novel "Futility" (1922). Considered among the best and brightest talents of the 1920s, he aslso produced "The Polyglots" (1925) and Doom (1928). His novel "Resurrection" was published in 1940. The author of non-fiction as well, he wrote "God's Fifth Column: A Biography of the Age 1890-1940" and "Memoirs of a Polyglot: The Autobiography of William Gerhardie." He died in London on July 15, 1977, age 81.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • Work : Published/ Exhibited/ Released 1922 ("Futility," his first novel)
  • Death, Cause unspecified 15 July 1977 (In London, age 81)
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Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes Dido Davies' book, "William Gerhardie: A Biography" (Oxford University Press, 1990. ISBN 0-19-282852-5), p. 13: "born in wintry St Petersburg, shortly before midnight on 21 November 1895."


  • Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs
  • Vocation : Writers : Autobiographer
  • Vocation : Writers : Fiction