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Ariel Durant

AKA Ida Kaufman

Born: 10-May-1898
Birthplace: Prosurov, Russia
Died: 25-Oct-1981
Location of death: Los Angeles, CA
Cause of death: unspecified
Remains: Buried, Westwood Memorial Park, Los Angeles, CA

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Historian

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: The Story of Civilization

Father: Joseph Kaufman
Mother: Ethel Appel Kaufman
Husband: Will Durant (historian, m. 1913, one daughter)
Daughter: Ethel Benvenuta
Son: Louis R. Durant (adopted)

    University: Art Students League of New York

    Pulitzer Prize for Nonfiction 1968 for Rousseau and Revolution
    Presidential Medal of Freedom 1977
    Traveled to the USSR 1932

Author of books:
The Story of Civilization (1935-75, history, with Will Durant, 11 vols.)
A Dual Autobiography (1978, memoir, with Will Durant)

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