Agatha Christie, whose full name was Dame Agatha Mary Clarissa Christie, née Miller, was an English detective novelist and playwright who was born on September 15, 1890, in Torquay, Devon, England, and died on January 12, 1976, in Wallingford, Oxfordshire.
Her books have sold more than 100 million copies and have been translated into about 100 languages.
Christie was taught at home by her mother. During World War I, when she was working as a nurse, she started writing detective stories. In her first book, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, published in 1920, she introduced Hercule Poirot, an eccentric and egotistic Belgian detective.
Aside from her work, Agatha was also in the news because of her personal life. So, keep reading the article to learn more about Agatha’s husband and daughters.
Who Was Agatha Christie’s Husband?
Agatha Christie was married twice before she died. Archibald “Archie” Christie was her first husband. She later got married to Max Mallowan.
Archibald “Archie” Christie (1914 – 1928)
In October 1912, Lord and Lady Clifford held a dance in Ugbrooke, about 12 miles from Torquay, where she met Archibald “Archie” Christie.
In April 1913, Archie was sent from the Royal Artillery to the Royal Flying Corps. The couple fell in love quickly. Three months after they met for the first time, Archie asked Agatha to marry him, and she said yes.
They got married on Christmas Eve, 1914, at Emmanuel Church in Clifton, Bristol, near where Archie’s mother and stepfather lived. Christie got married and had her only child, Rosalind Margaret Clarissa (later Hicks), at Ashfield in August 1919.
In August 1926, Archie told Agatha that he wanted to get a divorce. He loved Nancy Neele, who was a friend of Major Belcher.
Max Mallowan (1930 – 1976)
In September 1930, Christie and Mallowan got married in Edinburgh.
The two stayed together until Christie died in 1976. She went on Mallowan’s archaeological digs with him, and her experiences there helped her write several books set in the Middle East.
Know About Agatha Christie’s Only Daughter, Rosalind Hicks
Rosalind Margaret Clarissa Hicks was Agatha Christie‘s only child. She was born on August 5, 1919, and died on October 28, 2004.
Rosalind married Major Hubert de Burr Prichard, son of Colonel Hubert Prichard (14 May 1907 – 16 August 1944), in Ruthin, Denbighshire, Wales, in 1940. Matthew Prichard, their only child, was born in 1943.
Rosalind’s husband died in the Battle of Normandy a year after that. In 1949, she remarried a lawyer named Anthony Arthur Hicks (born September 26, 1916, died April 15, 2005) in Kensington, London, England.
They lived in the Greenway Estate until Rosalind died at the age of 85 in Torbay on October 28, 2004. Her son and husband lived on after her, but her husband died six months after her.
After Agatha Christie died in 1976, most of the £106,683 net she left behind went to her daughter Rosalind and her husband. Rosalind also got 36% of Agatha Christie Limited and the rights to the play A Daughter’s a Daughter that Christie wrote. She was not excited about this because she thought the main character was based on her.