Bret Harte

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Birthday
25, 1836
Birthplace
Albany, NY
Death Date
May 6, 1902 (65)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
25, 1836
Birthplace
Albany, NY
Death Date
May 6, 1902 (65)

About

Nineteenth-century author and poet who wrote "The Luck of Roaring Camp" and other California pioneer-themed works. His literary works inspired several films and an opera.

Before Fame

His satirical poem, "Autumn Musings," was published when he was just eleven years old and brought his family much shame.

Trivia

He moved from New York to California when he was seventeen years old and worked as a teacher, journalist, and miner.

Family Life

He was married to Anna Griswold for almost forty years, though the couple had a tumultuous marriage and lived together for just sixteen of those years.

Associated With

He composed his poetic masterpiece, "Dickens in Camp," on the occasion of the death of author Charles Dickens.