|Birth Day||January 14, 1886|
|Age||133 YEARS OLD|
|Died On||Sep 26, 1947 (age 61)|
British children's author who created the famous Doctor Dolittle character. Lofting was the 1923 recipient of the prestigious Newbery Medal.
He served with the Irish Guards during World War I.
He was born to an English-Irish family. His older brother, Hilary, became a Novelist.