10 Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family

Post On: August 9, 2017

It will be interesting if we discuss Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family. The personal life of Dahl also gained public attention though people also focused on his writing.  On July 2nd, 1953, Dahl and Patricia Neal got married. His wife was an American actor.  Their marriage was held at Trinity Church in New York City. The couple was blessed with five kids and had married for 30 years. However, it ended in divorce.

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 1: children

On April 20th, 1955, Neal gave birth to Olivia Twenty. Their child died on November 17th, 1962.

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 2: the second child

The second child of Dahl and Neal was Chantal Sophia “Tessa”. She is known as an author. Her daughter, Sophie Dahl was a former model, cookbook writer and author. The name Sophie in The BFG was inspired from her.

Roald Dahl's Family Facts

Roald Dahl’s Family Facts

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 3: other kids

The other three kids of Dahl and Neal were Theo Matthew, Ophelia Magdalena and Lucy Neal. The latter one was born in 1965.

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Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 4: Theo Dahl

Theo Dahl was badly injured when he was four old months. A taxicab struck his baby carriage in New York City on December 5th, 1960.

Roald Dahl's Family

Roald Dahl’s Family

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 5: “Wade-Dahl-Till”

WDT stands for “Wade-Dahl-Till”. It was a device used to decrease the hydrocephalus. Dahl was involved in the development of the device because Theo suffered from the condition.


Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 6: the use of WDT

WDT had been used by 300 kids with the same health condition globally. It was developed by Dahl, Kenneth Till and Stainley Wade.

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Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 7: the death of Olivia

Olivia died at the age of seven because of measles encephalitis in November 1962. Dahl felt guilty because he could not anything for his daughter.

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 8: divorce

Dahl and Neal divorced in 1983. Then he married Felicity Crosland who had been in a relationship before.

Facts about Roald Dahls Family

Facts about Roald Dahls Family

Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 9: the house of Dahl

After the marriage, the couple settled in the home of Dahl located in Great Missenden in Buckinghamshire. It was called Gipsy House where Dahl had lived there since 1954.

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Facts about Roald Dahl’s Family 10: knighthood

He turns down the offer for a knighthood in 1981. He was included in the list of the New Elizabethans in 2012.

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