The Life of WH Auden

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  • Birth

    Auden was born in York, England.
  • University

    Auden attended Christ College, Oxford. He initially studied biology but changed his focus to English by his second year.
  • Germany

    Following his graduation from Oxford, Auden travelled to Germany for a period of time. It was here that he first experienced the economic and political unrest that would come to be a central theme in his own work.
  • Spanish Civil War

    Auden travelled to Spain to volunteer as an ambulance driver during the Spanish Civil War
  • Travel to US

    Auden relocated to the US due to fears of a war in Europe, which led to his reputation being damaged in England.
  • Death

    Auden died in Vienna. He was 66 years old.