James Russell Lowell

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Birthday
22, 1819
Birthplace
Cambridge, MA
Death Date
Aug 12, 1891 (72)
Birth Sign
Pisces
Birthday
22, 1819
Birthplace
Cambridge, MA
Death Date
Aug 12, 1891 (72)

About

American poet, author, social reformer, and diplomat associated with the Romantic movement and the Fireside Poets. His most famous works include A Fable for Critics, The Biglow Papers, and Heartsease and Rue.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard College and Harvard Law School.

Trivia

He was an abolitionist, and he also held a political position as an ambassador to Spain.

Family Life

He wed Maria White in 1844 and had one surviving child. Following his first wife's death, he married Frances Dunlap.

Associated With

His dialect-heavy dialogue in The Biglow Papers influenced Mark Twain's literary style.