Carl Sandburg


Birthday January 6, 1878

Birth Sign Capricorn

Birthplace Illinois

DEATH DATE Jul 22, 1967 (89)

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American poet and author who is best remembered for Rootabaga Stories, The War Years, and Cornhuskers. Many of his poems include references to the city of Chicago.

Before Fame

He left school at age thirteen and held a number of odd jobs before joining the Milwaukee, Wisconsin branch of the Socialist Party of America.


He was a three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Literature.

Family Life

He married Lilian Steichen in 1908. He, his wife, and their three daughters eventually settled on a North Carolina estate they named Connemara.

Associated With

He wrote an award-winning biography of Abraham Lincoln.