T. E. Lawrence - Wikipedia
Thomas Edward Lawrence ( 16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935 ) better known as T.E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia ; for a brief time he also used the name T. E. Shaw . Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 film loosely based on the life of T.E.

Thomas Edward Lawrence ( 16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935 ) better known as T.E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia ; for a brief time he also used the name T. E. Shaw .

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 film loosely based on the life of T.E. Lawrence , a flamboyant and controversial British military figure, and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture .

Born on August 16, 1888, in Caernarvonshire, Wales, T.E. Lawrence served in the British military, becoming involved in Middle Eastern affairs and playing a key role in the Great Arab Revolt. He was a staunch advocate for Arab independence and later pursued a private life, changing his name. Author of The Seven Pillars of Wisdom and inspiration for Lawrence of Arabia , he died on May 19, 1935.

Born on August 16, 1888, in Tremadoc, Caernarvonshire, Wales, Thomas Edward Lawrence became an expert in Arab affairs as a junior archaeologist in Carchemish on the Euphrates River from 1911 to 1914, working for the British Museum on archaeological excavations. After the start of World War I, he entered British intelligence.

Lawrence joined Amir Faisal al Husayn's revolt against the Turks as political liaison officer, leading a guerilla campaign that harassed the Turks behind their lines. After a major victory at Aqaba—a port city on the southern coast of what is now Jordan—Lawrence's forces supported British General Allenby's campaign to capture Jerusalem.

Thomas Edward Lawrence ( 16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935 ) better known as T.E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia ; for a brief time he also used the name T. E. Shaw .

Thomas Edward Lawrence ( 16 August 1888 – 19 May 1935 ) better known as T.E. Lawrence or Lawrence of Arabia ; for a brief time he also used the name T. E. Shaw .

Lawrence of Arabia is a 1962 film loosely based on the life of T.E. Lawrence , a flamboyant and controversial British military figure, and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service. The film won the Academy Award for Best Picture .