Herbert George Wells, known as "H. G." was born in Kent, England, on September 21, 1866 and died in London on August 13, 1946. Often called "The Father of Science Fiction," his extremely prolific output also included novels, and non-fiction on historical, political, and social subjects, which often influenced his science fiction. While a young boy he broke his leg and during his recovery, became interested in reading. When his father was no longer able to support the family due to a broken thigh, Herbert "Bertie" was placed in an apprenticeship as a draper, for three years, which he hated. Fortunately, he secured a position at Midhurst Grammar School as a pupil-teacher, a senior student who taught younger children while continuing his own education. He won a scholarship to what is now the Royal College of Science in biology. He continued teaching and became interested in social issues, along with writing. He married his cousin, Isabel, then divorced her for a student, Amy Catherine Robbins. They had an "open relationship," and Wells fathered children with several of his lovers besides his wife. Wells was diabetic and co-founded Diabetes UK, a charity. He died possibly of a heart attack. This information has been gleaned from an in-depth article at Wikipedia.
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