P.G. Wodehouse

English author

P.G. Wodehouse, in full Sir Pelham Grenville Wodehouse (15 October 1881 - 14 February 1975) was an English comic novelist, short-story writer and playwright, best known as the creator of the 'Jeeves' character and series of novels. He was born in Guildford, Surrey. He died of a heart attack in Southampton, New York.


Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
P.G. Wodehouse, 1930.jpg
Wodehouse at age 49
P.G. Wodehouse

15 October 1881
Died14 February 1975
OccupationComic novelist, short-story writer and playwright
Cover of Wodehouses´s second Jeeves book, The Inimitable Jeeves, published in 1923.


Wodehouse claims to have gotten inspiration for his characters by being like them: born into a rich family, and inheriting much money, making him rich and financially free.

A young Wodehouse is at right with his brothers, in 1887.