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Christopher Robin Milne (August 21, 1920April 20, 1996) was the son of author Alan Alexander Milne and Dorothy de Selincourt. The character of Christopher Robin in the Winnie the Pooh stories was named after him. August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar) // Events January January 7 - Forces of Russian White admiral Kolchak surrender in Krasnoyarsk. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... Alan Alexander Milne (January 18, 1882 _ January 31, 1956), also known as A. A. Milne, is an English author best known for his books about the talking stuffed bear; Winnie the Pooh and for various childrens poems, some of which also feature Winnie-the-Pooh and friends. ... Christopher Robin is a character in the Winnie-the-Pooh books. ... Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too, Childrens record narrated by James Stewart, c. ...

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Early life

Christopher Robin Milne was born at 11 Mallord St, Chelsea, London at 8am. His parents had decided that the baby was going to be a girl and that they would call her Rosemary, when it turned out to be a boy they wanted to call him Billy. They decided against this on the basis that Billy was too informal a name and they disliked the name William. Finally they decided that it would be better anyway to give the child two first names as this would help to distinguish him from other Milnes, and each parent choose a name. Chelsea is a district of London, loosely defined by the area around the Kings Road, beginning at Sloane Square at one end, and the Worlds End public house at the other, the River Thames and the Victorian artists district to the south, and some parts between the King... For other uses, see London (disambiguation). ...


Although officially he was named Christopher Robin, his parents often referred to him as "Billy." When Christopher began to talk he pronounced his own surname as Moon not Milne. Thus his family would often call him "Billy", "Moon", or "Billy Moon" instead of Christopher Robin. In later life he became known just as Christopher.


On Christopher's first birthday he received an Alpha Farnell Teddy Bear. This bear, along with a real bear named "Winnie" that Christopher saw at the London Zoo, would eventually become the basis for the character of Winnie-the-Pooh. The teddy bear was described as being about two feet tall, light in color, frequently losing his eyes, and a fairly constant companion to Christopher. The giant London Zoo aviary London Zoo was the worlds first scientific zoo. ... The original Teddy bear (circa 1903). ...


As was usual for people of his class at the time, Christopher was brought up by a nanny. Meetings with his parents were restricted to short periods just after breakfast, at tea time and in the evening just before he went to bed.


Schooling

Christopher was a shy boy and did not like the attention that he received from the public because of his father's success with the Pooh books. It was determined that Christopher would be sent to Prep School at Gibbs, London in 1929. His father also announced that The House at Pooh Corner would be the last Christopher Robin book. The popularity of the Pooh books however made it almost impossible for Christopher Robin to enjoy a 'normal' life even though no more Pooh books were written. Preparatory school or prep school may refer to: University-preparatory school, in much of the world, it is a private secondary school designed to prepare a student for higher education Preparatory school (UK), in the United Kingdom a private school for pupils under thirteen, designed to prepare a student for... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The House at Pooh Corner (1928) is the second volume of stories about Winnie the Pooh, by A. A. Milne. ...


From Gibbs, Christopher Robin went on to boarding school at Stowe where he learned to box as a way to defend himself from the taunting of his classmates. In 1939 he won a fellowship to read English at Trinity College, Cambridge. A boarding school is a school where some or all students not only study but also live, amongst their peers but away from their home and family. ... Stowe is the name of several places in the United Kingdom: Stowe, Buckinghamshire Stowe, Gloucestershire Stowe, Herefordshire Stowe, Northamptonshire Stowe, Shropshire Stowe, Staffordshire and in Canada: Stowe, Alberta and also in the United States of America: Stowe, Pennsylvania Stowe, Vermont These should not be confused with several places called Stow... Boxing, nicknamed the sweet science and also called pugilism or prizefighting, is a sport where two participants of similar weight attack each other with their fists in a series of one to three-minute intervals called rounds. In both Amateur and Professional divisions, the combatants (called boxers or fighters) avoid... 1939 (MCMXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Full name The College of the Holy and Undivided Trinity Motto Virtus vera nobilitas Virtue is true Nobility Named after The Holy Trinity Previous names Kings Hall and Michaelhouse (until merged in 1546) Established 1546 Sister College(s) Christ Church Master The Lord Rees of Ludlow Location Trinity Street... Map of the Cambridgeshire area (1904) The city of Cambridge is an old English university town and the administrative centre of the county of Cambridgeshire. ...


Later life

It wasn't long before the Second World War broke out, leading Christopher to leave his studies and attempt to join the army. He was disappointed when he learned that he had failed the medical exams and was therefore turned down. His father then used his influence to get Christopher a position with the second training battalion of the Royal Engineers. He received his commission in July 1942 and was then posted to the Middle East and Italy. World War II, also known as the Second World War, was a large scale military conflict that took place between 1939 and 1945. ... Look up July in Wiktionary, the free dictionary July is the seventh month of the year in the Gregorian Calendar and one of seven Gregorian months with the length of 31 days. ... This article is about the year. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ...


Although Christopher had always had a close relationship with his father, this bond was broken by his time away and he began to resent what he saw as his father's exploitation of him. He also came to hate the books that had thrust him into the public eye. After being discharged from the army he went to Cambridge to complete his studies. There he graduated with a Third Class Honours degree in English.


On July 24, 1948 Christopher married his first cousin Lesley Selincourt. His mother, Dorothy, nee de Selincourt, disliked this partially because she did not get along with Lesley's father, Aubrey de Selincourt (1894-1962), the classical scholar and translator, who was her brother. Dorothy wanted Christopher to marry his childhood friend, Anne Darlington. In 1951, Christopher and Lesley moved to Dartmouth to start the Harbour Bookshop. This was fairly ironic since he resented the fame that came to him from his father's books. However, Christopher's career as a bookseller turned out to be a success. Dorothy thought the decision very odd, inasmuch as Christopher didn't seem to like "business" and would have to meet Pooh fans all the time. While both of these factors would cause them frustrations, Christopher and Lesley successfully ran their bookshop for many years -- and that without any help from royalties derived from sales of the Pooh Books. He returned occasionally to visit his father after the elder Milne became ill, but once his father died he did not visit his mother again in the fifteen years up to her death. July 24 is the 205th day (206th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian Calendar, with 160 days remaining. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Aubrey de Selincourt (Sélincourt) (1896-1962) was an English writer, classical scholar, and translator. ... 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday; see its calendar. ... The town seen from the River Dart Dartmouth is a town in Devon in the south-west of England. ...


A few months after Alan's death in 1956, Christopher and Lesley's daughter, Clara Milne, was born. Alan's fears for Christopher and Lesley's future offspring had proven justified; Clara was born severely palsied. And yet, in devising means to give her as much independence as possible, Christopher's rather unusual combination of a mathematician's brain and a woodworker's hands finally shone.


In 1974, Christopher decided to publish the first of three autobiographical books. The Enchanted Places gave an account of his childhood and of the problems that he had encountered because of the Pooh books. 1974 (MCMLXXIV in Roman) is a common year starting on Tuesday (click on link for calendar). ...


Christopher battled for some years with myasthenia gravis, a neurological disease, and passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 20, 1996. His life was celebrated in a small Quaker gathering of family and friends. Myasthenia gravis (MG, Latin: grave muscle weakness) is a neuromuscular disease leading to fluctuating weakness and fatiguability. ... April 20 is the 110th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (111th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ...


Bibliography

  • The Enchanted Places, (Dutton, 1975)
  • Path Through the Trees, (Dutton, 1979)
  • Hollow on the Hill, (Methuen, 1982)
  • Windfall, (Methuen, 1985)
  • Open Garden, (Methuen, 1988)
  • Beyond the World of Pooh, Edited by A.R. Melrose (Dutton, 1998)

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Encyclopedia: Christopher Robin Milne (2017 words)
Christopher Robin Milne was born at 11 Mallord St, Chelsea, London at 8am.
Christopher Robin Milne was born at 11 Mallord St, Chelsea, (The capital and largest city of England; located on the Thames in southeastern England; financial and industrial and cultural center) London at 8am in the morning.
Christopher battled for some years with (A chronic progressive disease characterized by chronic fatigue and muscular weakness (especially in the face and neck); caused by a deficiency of acetylcholine at the neuromuscular junctions) myasthenia gravis, a neurological disease, and passed away peacefully in his sleep on April 20th, 1996.
Christopher Robin Milne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (940 words)
Christopher Robin Milne (August 21, 1920 – April 20, 1996) was the son of author Alan Alexander Milne and Dorothy de Selincourt.
Christopher was a shy boy and did not like the attention that he received from the public because of his father's success with the Pooh books.
From Gibbs, Christopher Robin went on to boarding school at Stowe where he learned to box as a way to defend himself from the taunting of his classmates.
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