John Miles Foley
Literary scholarDied when: 65 years 102 days (783 months)
Star Sign: Aquarius
John Miles Foley (January 22, 1947 – May 3, 2012) was a scholar of comparative oral tradition, particularly medieval and Old English literature, Homer and Serbian epic.
He was the founder of the academic journal Oral Tradition and the Center for Studies in Oral Tradition at the University of Missouri, where he was Curators' Professor of Classical Studies and English and W.
H.Byler Endowed Chair in the Humanities.