Born in Mayfair, London, Ian Fleming was the younger brother of the travel writer, Peter Fleming. He was educated at Eton College and Sandhurst military academy, then went to university on the Continent to study languages. He worked as a journalist and stockbroker before the Second World War. On the eve of war he was recruited as personal assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence, Rear-Admiral John Godfrey.
During the war it was Flemming who concieved the plan that successfully lured Rudolf Hess to fly into captivity in Britain.
Fleming's background in intelligence work gave him the background and experience to write somewhat convincing spy novels. The first James Bond story, Casino Royale, was published in 1953.
Besides the twelve Bond novels, Fleming is also known for the children's story, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.
Ian Fleming is interred in the Church yard cemetery at the village of Sevenhampton, near Swindon, next to his wife Anne and son, Casper.
Ian Fleming Facts
|Birth Name||Ian Lancaster Fleming|
|Birthday||May 28, 1908|
|Birthplace||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Date of death||August 12, 1964 (age 56)|