Peter Viereck

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Birthday
5, 1916
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 13, 2006 (89)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
5, 1916
Birthplace
New York
Death Date
May 13, 2006 (89)

About

Poet and academic who won the Pulitzer Prize in 1949 for a poetry collection entitled Terror and Decorum. He taught history at Mount Holyoke College for nearly five decades.

Before Fame

He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University in 1937 with a B.A. in history. He published his debut poem, "Graves Are Made to Waltz On," in a 1940 issue of Poetry Magazine.

Trivia

He was an important political thinker who wrote many essays on the topic of conservatism.

Family Life

His father, George Sylvester Viereck, was an infamous Nazi sympathizer.

Associated With

He was a staunch critic of William F. Buckley, Jr.

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