G. K. Chesterton
Born Gilbert Keith Chesterton 29 May 1874 , London, England Kensington Died 14 June 1936 (aged 62) , Buckinghamshire, England Beaconsfield Resting place Roman Catholic Cemetery, Beaconsfield Occupation Journalist, novelist, essayist, poet Citizenship British Education St Paul's School Alma mater Slade School of Art Period 1900–1936 Genre Essays, , Fantasy , Christian apologetics , Catholic apologetics , Mystery poetry Literary movement Catholic literary revival  Notable works The Napoleon of Notting Hill (1904) Charles Dickens: A Critical Study (1906) The Man Who Was Thursday (1908) Orthodoxy (1908) Father Brown stories (1910–1935) The Everlasting Man (1925) Spouse Frances Blogg Relatives Cecil Chesterton (brother) Signature Gilbert Keith Chesterton, (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936), was an English writer, KC*SG poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator,  , biographer, and literary and art critic. Chesterton is often referred to as the "prince of lay theologian ". paradox  magazine has observed of his writing style: "Whenever possible Chesterton made his points with popular sayings, proverbs, allegories—first carefully turning them inside out." Time 
Chesterton is well known for his fictional priest-detective
, Father Brown and for his reasoned  . Even some of those who disagree with him have recognised the wide appeal of such works as apologetics and Orthodoxy . The Everlasting Man Chesterton routinely referred to himself as an  Christian, and came to identify this position more and more with Catholicism, eventually converting to "orthodox" from Catholicism High Church . Anglicanism , his "friendly enemy", said of him, "He was a man of colossal genius." George Bernard Shaw Biographers have identified him as a successor to such Victorian authors as  , Matthew Arnold , Cardinal Thomas Carlyle , and John Henry Newman . John Ruskin
G. K. Chesterton at the age of 17
Chesterton was born in
in Campden Hill , London, the son of Marie Louise, née Grosjean, and Edward Chesterton. Kensington  He was baptised at the age of one month into the  , though his family themselves were irregularly practising Church of England . According to his autobiography, as a young man Chesterton became fascinated with the Unitarians and, along with his brother occult , experimented with Cecil .
Chesterton was educated at
, then attended the St Paul's School to become an illustrator. The Slade is a department of Slade School of Art , where Chesterton also took classes in literature, but did not complete a degree in either subject.
University College London