Max Ehrmann

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Birthday
26, 1872
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Sep 9, 1945 (72)
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
26, 1872
Birthplace
Indiana
Death Date
Sep 9, 1945 (72)

About

American poet and author most remembered for "Desiderata," a prose poem published in 1927. His other works include The Wife of Marobuis, The Bank Robbery, and The Plummer.

Before Fame

He attended DePauw University and served as editor of the university's news publication.

Trivia

He studied law at Harvard University and became an attorney in his home state of Indiana.

Family Life

He married Bertha Pratt King Ehrmann in June of 1945; sadly, he died only three months later.

Associated With

He was influenced by the work of Ralph Waldo Emerson.