"Kipling" redirects here. For other uses, see Kipling (disambiguation).Rudyard KiplingRudyard Kipling by Elliott & FryBornJoseph Rudyard Kipling
30 December 1865
Bombay, Bombay Presidency,British IndiaDied18 January 1936 (aged 70)
Middlesex Hospital, London, England, United KingdomResting placePoets' Corner, Westminster Abbey, LondonOccupationShort story writer, novelist, poet, journalistNationalityBritishGenreShort story, novel, children's literature, poetry, travel literature, science fictionNotable worksThe Jungle Book
Just So Stories
"The White Man's Burden"Notable awardsNobel Prize in Literature
SpouseCaroline Starr Balestier (m. 1892–1936) (his death)ChildrenJosephine, 1892–1899
Joseph Rudyard Kipling (/ˈrʌdjərd ˈkɪplɪŋ/ rud-yəd kip-ling; 30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936) was an English short-story writer, poet, and novelist. He wrote tales and poems of British soldiers in India and stories for children. He was born in Bombay, in the Bombay Presidency of British India, and was taken by his family to England when he was five years old.