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Thomas Merton

Thomas MertonAKA Louis Thomas Merton

Born: 31-Jan-1915
Birthplace: Prades, France
Died: 10-Dec-1968
Location of death: Bangkok, Thailand
Cause of death: Accident - Misc [1]
Remains: Buried, Abbey of Gethsemani, Bardstown, KY

Gender: Male
Religion: Roman Catholic
Race or Ethnicity: White
Occupation: Author

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Seven Storey Mountain


[1] Accidental electrocution.

Father: Owen Merton (b. 1887, d. 1931 brain tumor)
Mother: Ruth Jenkins (d. 1921 cancer)

    High School: Oakham School, Rutland, England
    University:
Clare College, Cambridge University (one year)
    University: BA, Columbia University (1938)
    University: MA, Columbia University (1939)
    Teacher: English, Columbia University (1938-39)
    Teacher: English, St. Bonaventure University (1939-41)

    Converted to Catholicism

Author of books:
Thirty Poems (1944, poetry)
A Man in the Divided Sea (1946, poetry)
Figures for an Apocalypse (1948, poetry)
The Seven Storey Mountain (1948, memoir)



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