W. H. Auden was a well respected writer and long time friend/lover of writer Christopher Isherwood.
Wystan Hugh Auden born February 12, 1907 in East Riding, Yorkshire. He petitioned for United States citizenship on May 20, 1946 - at the time he was living at 421 W 57th St., NYC. He died September 29, 1973 at the Hotel Altenburgerhof at Walfischgasse 5 in Vienna, Austria. He was buried at Kirchstetten.