Bayard Taylor

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Birthday
11, 1825
Birthplace
Kennett Square, PA
Death Date
Dec 19, 1878 (53)
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
11, 1825
Birthplace
Kennett Square, PA
Death Date
Dec 19, 1878 (53)

About

American poet and author who is remembered for works such as The Story of Kennett and Joseph and His Friend: A Story of Pennsylvania. His many travel writings include Views Afoot and A Visit to India, China and Japan in the Year 1853.

Before Fame

He was the son of a Quaker farmer, and he became a printer's apprentice in his teens.

Trivia

He worked for The New York Tribune.

Family Life

He wed Mary Agnew, who later died of tuberculosis. In 1857, he married his second wife, Maria Hansen.

Associated With

He was influenced by the literary work of Percy Bysshe Shelley.