Grace Elizabeth King

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Birthday
29, 1852
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jan 12, 1932 (79)
Birth Sign
Sagittarius
Birthday
29, 1852
Birthplace
New Orleans, LA
Death Date
Jan 12, 1932 (79)

About

Louisiana-born author who wrote biographies, histories, and stories set in her home state, including Monsieur Motte and Le Dame de Sainte Hermine. She received an honorary degree from Tulane University in 1915.

Before Fame

She was born in New Orleans and, in her youth, was a pupil of Charles Gayarre, a fellow Louisiana writer and historian.

Trivia

Her most famous works, published between 1893 and 1932, include New Orleans: The Place and the People; Memories of a Southern Woman of Letters; and Balcony Stories.

Family Life

She was one of seven children born to William Woodson King and Sarah Ann Miller King.

Associated With

She and Mark Twain were literary contemporaries and friends.