Compton Village Cemetery, Down Ln, Compton, Guildford GU3 1DN, Regno Unito
Maria Nys (10 September 1899 – 12 February 1955) was a Belgian refugee who married Aldous Huxley. In 1937, Nys moved to Hollywood with her husband, son, and friend Gerald Heard. They lived in the US, mainly in southern California, but also for a time in Taos, New Mexico.
Nys married Aldous Huxley, whom she met at Garsington, Oxfordshire, in 1919. They had one child, Matthew Huxley (19 April 1920 – 10 February 2005), who had a career as an author, anthropologist, and prominent epidemiologist.
Maria Nys was a wartime Belgian refugee who had been invited to stay in Garsington manor by Lady Ottoline Morrell. Maria’s passion for Ottoline Morrell continued in 1915 and 1916. It ended when she fell in love with Huxley.
It is said that their marriage was intensively close and happy, although Maria Nys would have been an active bisexual. Maria Nys had a very important role in Huxley’s life. She took care of him, devoted herself to him. She died from a breast cancer in 1955.
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