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Lord British

Lord BritishAKA Richard Allen Garriott de Cayeux

Born: 4-Jul-1961
Birthplace: Cambridge, England [1]

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Computer Programmer, Business
Party Affiliation: Democratic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Ultima series creator

One of the world's greatest computer game designers, Richard Garrott wrote his first in 1979. He wrote the RPG computer game Akalabeth in BASIC on the Apple //, and followed that up the next year with Ultima. That game spawned a sequel which grew into a series, and eventually became a 20-year franchise that made Garriott a multimillionaire.

Practices "ethical hedonism." Took his wife's name after marriage.[2]


[1] Grew up in Houston, TX.

[2] "I changed my last name to reject the tradition of my wife being sold into my family. Equality is still far off. Worthy battle!" Richard Garriott (RichardGarriott), 28 August 2014, 4:44 pm. Tweet.

Father: Owen K. Garriott (Skylab 3, Shuttle STS-9 astronaut)
Mother: Helen Mary Walker (master's degree in art)
Brother: Randall O. Garriott (medical doctor, b. 29-Mar-1955)
Brother: Robert K. Garriott (two masters degrees, b. 7-Dec-1956)
Sister: Linda S. Garriott (masters degree, b. 7-Sep-1966)
Wife: Laetitia de Cayeux (m. 2011, one daughter, one son)
Daughter: Kinga Shuilong Garriott de Cayeux (b. 30-Jun-2012)
Son: Ronin Phi Garriott de Cayeux (b. 28-Jul-2014)

    High School: Clear Creek High School, League City, TX
    University: University of Texas at Austin (dropped out)

    Origin Systems Founder
    Electronic Arts
    Sierra Entertainment
    Society for Creative Anachronism
    X-Prize Foundation Board of Trustees
    Space Tourists 2008


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