John Howard Payne


Birthday June 9, 1791

Birth Sign Gemini

Birthplace New York

DEATH DATE Apr 10, 1852 (60)

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Best known for composing the song Home! Sweet Home! Most of his success was in London.

Before Fame

He started a paper called The Pastime while he was a student at Union College.


He was posthumously inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 1970.

Family Life

He grew up with eight siblings.

Associated With

He was appointed as the American Consul in Tunis by former President John Tyler in 1842.