Jones Very

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Birthday
28, 1813
Birthplace
Salem, MA
Death Date
May 8, 1880 (66)
Birth Sign
Scorpio
Birthday
28, 1813
Birthplace
Salem, MA
Death Date
May 8, 1880 (66)

About

American poet, author, mystic, and clergyman associated with the Transcendentalism movement. He is most remembered for an 1839 work entitled Essays and Poems.

Before Fame

He attended Harvard University and Harvard Divinity School and became a Shakespearean scholar.

Trivia

He was prone to psychological disturbances and was institutionalized for a time.

Family Life

Born in Salem, Massachusetts, he was the illegitimate child of first cousins.

Associated With

He was a contemporary of author Nathaniel Hawthorne.