Josh Billings

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Birthday
21, 1818
Birthplace
Lanesborough, MA
Death Date
Oct 14, 1885 (67)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
21, 1818
Birthplace
Lanesborough, MA
Death Date
Oct 14, 1885 (67)

About

American humor writer and orator who rose to fame during the 19th Century. He is remembered for coining the popular idiom "The Kicker."

Before Fame

He worked as a farmer, miner, and auctioneer before finding success in journalism.

Trivia

He wrote numerous books, including Josh Billings' Sayings, Everybody's Friend, and Josh Billings' Trump Kards.

Family Life

He married Zipha E. Bradford in 1845. The couple had two daughters.

Associated With

His popularity in the Nineteenth Century was surpassed only by that of fellow humorist Mark Twain.