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|Full Name||Gilbert Keith Chesterton|
|Birth Date||May 29, 1874|
|Death Date||June 14, 1936|
|Born||London, England, UK|
|Died||Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England, UK|
|Cause of Death||congestive heart failure|
|Education||University College London|
|Mother||Marie Louise Grosjean Chesterton|
George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells were Chesterton's closest friends. The three men often shared opinions and fast-paced conversations together, and though they often disagreed, they enjoyed having intelligent debates and verbal sparring. Chesterton and Shaw played cowboys together in a silent film that was never released.
Chesterton was a friend of Hilaire Belloc, and illustrated many of Belloc's books for him.
Among Chesterton's other friends were Bertrand Russell, Clarence Darrow, J.M. Barrie, and others.
Chesterton's acquaintances included P.G. Wodehouse.
Chesterton was an early supporter of Alfred Dreyfus, but in later years considered himself to be against Dreyfus. Arguably, this was due to Dreyfus' Jewish heritage: Chesterton controversially wrote his Jewish characters in a stereotypically negative light.