Person:Ian Fleming (1)

Watchers
Commander Ian Lancaster Fleming
  1. Robert Peter Fleming1907 - 1971
  2. Commander Ian Lancaster Fleming1908 - 1964
m. 24 Mar 1952
  1. ? Fleming1948 - 1948
  2. Casper Fleming1952 - 1975
Facts and Events
Name Commander Ian Lancaster Fleming
Gender Male
Birth[1] 28 May 1908 Mayfair, London, England
Marriage 24 Mar 1952 Jamaicato Ann Geraldine Mary Charteris
Death[1] 12 Aug 1964 Canterbury, Kent, England
Reference Number? Q82104?
Burial[2] St Andrew Churchyard, Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire, England


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Ian Lancaster Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) was an English author, journalist and naval intelligence officer who is best known for his James Bond series of spy novels. Fleming came from a wealthy family connected to the merchant bank Robert Fleming & Co., and his father was the Member of Parliament for Henley from 1910 until his death on the Western Front in 1917. Educated at Eton, Sandhurst and, briefly, the universities of Munich and Geneva, Fleming moved through several jobs before he started writing.

While working for Britain's Naval Intelligence Division during the Second World War, Fleming was involved in planning Operation Goldeneye and in the planning and oversight of two intelligence units, 30 Assault Unit and T-Force. His wartime service and his career as a journalist provided much of the background, detail and depth of the James Bond novels.

Fleming wrote his first Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952. It was a success, with three print runs being commissioned to cope with the demand. Eleven Bond novels and two collections of short stories followed between 1953 and 1966. The novels revolved around James Bond, an officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, commonly known as MI6. Bond was also known by his code number, 007, and was a commander in the Royal Naval Reserve. The Bond stories rank among the best-selling series of fictional books of all time, having sold over 100 million copies worldwide. Fleming also wrote the children's story Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang and two works of non-fiction. In 2008, The Times ranked Fleming 14th on its list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".

Fleming was married to Ann Charteris, who was divorced from the second Viscount Rothermere because of her affair with the author. Fleming and Charteris had a son, Caspar. Fleming was a heavy smoker and drinker for most of his life and succumbed to heart disease in 1964 at the age of 56. Two of his James Bond books were published posthumously; other writers have since produced Bond novels. Fleming's creation has appeared in film twenty-six times, portrayed by seven actors.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Ian Fleming, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia.
  2. Ian Fleming, in Find A Grave.
  3.   Commander Ian Lancaster Fleming, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.