Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Birthday
29, 1809
Birthplace
Cambridge, MA
Death Date
Oct 7, 1894 (85)
Birth Sign
Virgo
Birthday
29, 1809
Birthplace
Cambridge, MA
Death Date
Oct 7, 1894 (85)

About

A nineteenth-century physician, teacher, and author, he is famous for his Breakfast-Table prose series, as well as for his 1830 poem, 'Old Ironsides.' He was one of the famous Fireside Poets, a group that included William Cullen Bryant, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Greenleaf Whittier, and James Russell Lowell.

Before Fame

He graduated from Harvard Medical School and subsequently taught at both his alma mater and at Dartmouth College.

Trivia

He published numerous literary works in The Atlantic Monthly, a publication that he helped establish.

Family Life

He married Amelia Lee Jackson in 1840.

Associated With

He and Ralph Waldo Emerson were literary contemporaries.