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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Birthday
27, 1807
Birthplace
Portland, ME
Death Date
Mar 24, 1882 (75)
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Birthday
27, 1807
Birthplace
Portland, ME
Death Date
Mar 24, 1882 (75)

About

American Fireside Poet known for such lyrical works as The Song of Hiawatha and Evangeline. Also an educator, he taught at both Bowdoin College and Harvard College.

Before Fame

He published his first poem, "The Battle of Lovell's Pond," at age thirteen.

Trivia

He translated Dante's famous Divine Comedy from the Italian.

Family Life

He was twice married -- to Mary Potter and Frances Appleton -- and was widowed by both of his wives. He had four daughters, Edith, Anne, Fanny and Alice, and two sons, Ernest and Charles.

Associated With

He was famous for his 1860 historical poem, "Paul Revere's Ride."