Eugene Field

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Birthday
2, 1850
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Nov 4, 1895 (45)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
2, 1850
Birthplace
St. Louis, MO
Death Date
Nov 4, 1895 (45)

About

A children's poet, short story writer, and essayist, he is best known for works such as "The Gingham Dog and the Calico Cat" and "Wynken, Blynken, and Nod." Many of his poems were set to music and achieved great commercial success.

Before Fame

He attended the University of Missouri, where he worked as a journalist for the St. Joseph Gazette. He penned his famous poem, "Lovers Lane," early in his career.

Trivia

He once wrote for the Chicago Daily News.

Family Life

He was born in St. Louis, Missouri. With his wife, Julia Comstock, he had eight children.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of fellow children's author, Roald Dahl.