Douglas Southall Freeman

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Birthday
16, 1886
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 13, 1953 (67)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
16, 1886
Birthplace
Virginia
Death Date
Jun 13, 1953 (67)

About

An American historian, author, and Pulitzer Prize recipient, he is best known for his biographies of George Washington and Robert E. Lee. He also had a three-decade-long career as editor of The Richmond News Leader.

Before Fame

He earned a Ph.D. in History from Johns Hopkins University when he was just twenty-two years old.

Trivia

He was one of the foremost experts on the history of the Confederacy and wrote numerous books on the subject.

Family Life

He was born in Lynchburg, Virginia, and he later moved to Richmond, Virginia. With his wife, Inez Goddin (whom he married in 1914), he had three children.

Associated With

He won a Pulitzer Prize in 1935 for his four-volume biography of Robert E. Lee.