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 Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch

  • Birth 15 Jul 1919 Dublin, County Dublin, Ireland
  • Death 8 Feb 1999 Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Burial Headington, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
  • Plot Ashes scattered in the Rose Garden
  • Memorial ID 7253046

Author. Born in Ireland, she wrote such novels as, "Under The Net" (1954), "A Severed Head" (1961), "The Bell" (1958), "The Sandcastle" (1957), "The Red And The Green" (1965), "The Time Of The Angels" (1965), "The Unicorn" (1963), "The Black Prince" (1973), "The Sea, The Sea" (1978), and "Metaphysicsms As A Guide To Morals" (1992). In 1987 she was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire. In 1996 she was diagnosed with Alzheimers, but with sheer determination and the help of her husband, she fought the disease, but lost. She died on February 8, 1999, at age 79. Her brain was removed and donated to medical science, so that they may study it, her body as cremated.

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  • Added: 10 Mar 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7253046
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Iris Murdoch (15 Jul 1919–8 Feb 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7253046, citing Oxford Crematorium, Headington, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .